Monday, March 30, 2009

All the President's men

When Barack Obama heads to the G20 summit in London this week, he'll be accompanied by an entourage of 500 of his minions. Yes...500. Now to be fair, I have no idea how many staffers and secret service agents previous presidents brought along on such trips, but I'm pretty sure that if that number was typical, we'd have heard about it long ago. There's no way the media would have let Bush get away with it.

Anyway, the Evening Standard couldn't resist this little bit of snark:
Accompanying the party will be a total of 500 officials including kitchen staff, 35 vehicles in all, four speech writers and 12 teleprompters.


Mark said...

Leonidas only needed 300.

Eric said...

Yeah, but he wasn't trying to hold off Euro-anarchists. Come to think of it, Euro-anarchists could probably be kept at bay with a bar of soap.