Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Obamas and Room Service

The Obamas and Room Service

Just about every right of center blogger is discussing the Obamas room service. Like this one:

From the New York Post:

THOUGH he's battling GOP accusations that he's an Ivy League elitist, Barack Obama has a lifestyle of the rich and famous, like TV show host Robin Leach, who always signed off, "Champagne wishes and caviar dreams!" While he was at a meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Michelle Obama called room service and ordered lobster hors d'oeuvres, two whole steamed lobsters, Iranian caviar and champagne, a tipster told Page Six.

Wow. What were you eating at 4:00 yesterday?

From Obama's book, Dreams from My Father:

"It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks' greed runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere...That's the world! On which hope sits!"

You can hear this portion of his audiobook and find more questions that the Mainstream media didn't find interesting here.

These days you really can't get away with this kind of hypocrisy unseen. But for some reason, it doesn't seem to make much difference to Obama's followers - or the mainstream media.

And that really is the problem. If John McCain paid for one of his staffers to get an abortion--or worse, forced her to get an abortion--this would be on every broadcast news show every day until the election. And yet this hypocrisy from the Obamas just gets ignored by the mainstream media.

UPDATE: the New York Post is now acknowledging that the tip was false; the Obamas were not in town at the time that this supposedly happened.

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