As I mentioned earlier, Big Guy's entourage for the Europe trip has ballooned to about 500 people. For some reason, people seem outraged by what they view as profligate spending by a White House that is about to tell the good people of Michigan that that the flood that they witnessed in other parts of the upper Midwest is nothing compared to the metaphorical economic flood we are about to unleash on those poor folks.
But I am outraged about the entourage for an entirely different reason. I've seen this up close for several years now, and frankly, I'm annoyed that we're bringing this large a group over (and I would add, they are bringing me, my 52-inch component, two additional floor screens for townhalls, and a mini-me we are testing out, which I will discuss later), because it means it's doubtful we'll achieve anything on this trip.
You see, the larger the Big Guy's entourage the lower the expectations are that we will be able to accomplish anything in the areas of a global bailout plan, undercutting U.S. leadership in NATO and joining the rest of the world in climate change policies. Too many people equals too little focused effort.
This is dreadful news. We should be going over there with a lean, mean team to fully engage our fellow citizens of the world. Now it just looks like we're taking an extended Spring Break. My screens will be a little dimmer knowing this is how it's all going to work out.