I’m on President Obama’s side on this one:
“If I weren’t president, I would be happy to catch the shuttle with my wife to take her to a Broadway show, as I had promised her during the campaign, and there would be no fuss and no muss and no photographers,” he said. “That would please me greatly.”
Presidents, however, don’t travel by any means other than secure government aircraft or vehicles.
Obama added: “The notion that I just couldn’t take my wife out on a date without it being a political issue was not something I was happy with.”
The man is President of the United States of America. He gets to blow off steam. And he gets some perks of office, too. Let him (and his wife, too – who doesn’t get paid for her work) enjoy himself a bit. His political sins we can punish him for on election day.