Donation cheaper than cost of trip

Kudos to President Obama for raising over $1 million for his Democratic Party with “boots on the ground” for 17 hours. Not many could pull off such a phenomenal feat.

He flew in from, and back to, the other Washington on a taxpayer paid-for 747, tied up a freeway and side roads for hours, kept a 747’s engines and crew in a ready-to-depart mode for approximately four to five hours, and engaged around 300 public service motorcycles along with a number of vehicles and personnel to transport his entourage around the Seattle area.

If someone with the number-crunching ability could figure out what this escapade cost the taxpayers in total, I am sure taxpayers could have paid the $1 million to the party, and had the president at the post for which he was hired, and wound up with a few dollars left over.

Get the politics out of government. Vote for the persons that will work for us!

Warren B. Funnell

Lynnwood

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 20

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 20… Continue reading

States’ report puts voter fraud claims in proper perspective

Editorial: A review by the state shows questionable ballots by only 74 of 3.36 million votes cast.

Burbank: Underfunding college shifts burden. debt to students

A student at EvCC pays about $19,000 for tuition and other costs, 72 percent of per capita income.

Parker: No Labels backs a strengthening centrist movement

Its policy arm, The New Center, is aiming for mature, practical and (refreshingly) boring.

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Sept. 19

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Sept. 19… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Sept. 18

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Sept. 18… Continue reading

Eyman needs to end his ‘B.S.’ protests over voters guide

Editorial: The county auditor has made the right call to keep ‘B.S.’ out of the voters guides.

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Sept. 17

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Sept. 17… Continue reading

Milbank: One Trump lawyer has a Cobbsian talent for errors

Lawyer Ty Cobb, like the baseball great he’s named for, is prone to errors that help the other team.

Most Read