This Saturday the First Couple flew up to New York City for a night on the town, taking in dinner at Blue Hill and the Broadway show Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. The travel arrangements alone (one small jet, two helicopters) cost $24,000, but we’re not as concerned with the burden on taxpayers as we are with how badly Obama is showing up all other guys who can’t afford a $24,000 date. For more on the food and the outfits, check out coverage on Grub Street and the Cut. [NYP]
Thanksgiving, Christmas and then maybe a few weeks into January — that’s when you really gotta sit down, talk to your advisers and say, ‘Look, do I have a chance?’ I think I know why I would want to run. I think I know what I think this country should do and what I would do. But I just don’t know whether it’s possible.