July 07, 2006

Hanging with the VP at Daytona: Interesting account of the VP's daily travel life, but does he need to charge $ to the invited reporters?? Is the GOP strapped for cash stories??

posted by sauceysays to auto racing at 03:37 PM - 4 comments

I wonder what it cost the taxpayers for Dickie's little excursion down to Cape Canaveral and to the track at Daytona? And then they have the nerve to charge the reporters who he wouldn't even talk to? Am i missing something here?

posted by steelergirl at 11:27 PM on July 07

Nice to know my tax dollars are well spent.

posted by dbt302 at 02:28 PM on July 08

Now I know why I can afford to go to a NASCAR race. But hey, as long as he had fun.

posted by CB900 at 06:00 PM on July 08

I don't have a problem with the VP attending a shuttle launch, especially since this was the first in such a long time. Hitting Daytona while he's down there is standard politics. I'm not thrilled about the cost, but I'd be amazed if anyone could find a high level politico who hasn't done the same sort of trip on the public dime, so I won't complain. I even like the idea that the expense for a reporter gets picked up by his or her employer instead of the taxpayers, but to invite a reporter along, give him no access, and then charge over 2 G's for it? Wow. That seems pretty ridiculous.

posted by ctal1999 at 07:19 PM on July 08

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