As Twitchy noted Wednesday, President Obama recently sat with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin for an interview published in Vanity Fair. Obama admitted in the interview to cursing more than he should, and he also answered a question about what he’ll miss most after he leaves office.
"I will miss Air Force One. I will miss Marine One," Pres Obama to @DorisKGoodwin on the perks he'll miss upon leaving office. .
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 22, 2016
— RJ (@rjdrevo) September 22, 2016
Doris Kearns Goodwin would just as soon cut you as ask you a question — it’s well known in literary circles.
— Normi Shamblin (@RtisticOne) September 22, 2016
— (((Marilyn))) (@JeSuisMystere) September 22, 2016
It seems like a throwaway question not worth addressing, but here’s the strange thing: he’s apparently thought about this before. More than a year ago, at a DNC fundraiser in November 2015, he told the audience he was already lamenting losing the use of Air Force One on leaving office.
And he laments his presidency is nearing an end, his WH lease running out and losing use of Air Force One. "Wish I had miles," he said.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 4, 2015
He really, really likes that jet. No wonder he spends so much time in it. And according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch, it costs a mere $206,337 a hour to keep in the air — we’re not sure if that figure includes all of the carbon offsets.
For quick weekend golf trips, though, Marine One is a bargain in comparison.
— (((Joe))) (@JoeC1776) September 22, 2016
So, is Obama hinting that he’d like a third term, or are we all supposed to chip in and buy him his own tricked-out 747 as a going away gift?
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