So I remember G.H.W. Bush being pilloried for zipping around in a cigarette boat during Desert Storm, and G.W. said he gave up playing golf as it’d look bad during wartime. Now, I understand that only Republicans behave like callous, evil aristos, but it still strikes me as a little odd that with the market tanking, economic fears through the roof, unemployment up, etc. etc. etc., the lead paragraphs in “Obama kicks up White House entertaining” are the chirpy “ The White House is the place to be on Wednesdays. ¶ Since the presidency changed hands less than six weeks ago, a burst of entertaining has taken hold of the iconic, white-columned home of America’s head of state. Much of it comes on Wednesdays,” followed by a description of the “Maryland crab, Wagyu beef, Nantucket scallops, and citrus salad” served, a conga line at another event, a lavish fête for Stevie Wonder, etc., without a single tinge of the “malefactors of great wealth lighting their cigars with thousand-dollar-bills and drinking champagne aged with the tears of the poor” theme that would automatically appear if a Republican were in office.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.