!!! UPDATE: Story now (indirectly) on the Drudge Report !!! (31 May 2012, 20.00 h CET)
Not only does he not feel bad about the tab taxpayers have to pick up for his haircuts, President Obama obviously also does not care much about the massive carbon footprint his haircuts are leaving on our planet which, we are told, is tipping precariously.
With each passing day, Barack Obama is looking more and more like the Imelda Marcos President.
German public radio here has a gossip report on how the world’s most likable Commander-in-chief gets his haircut, and about the cool dude who trims his hair. The President is a man of the common people, the report tells its listeners. He hangs out with regular folks, like his barber for example. Obama’s Chicago barber, who goes by the name Zariff, has been cutting the Chief Executive’s hair 17 years.
But now that the President has his residence in Washington D.C., you’d think he’s find another barber in town to cut his hair and save us lots of costs. Wrong.
According to German public radio, the President flies Zariff from Chicago to DC for a trim dozens of times per year (on the taxpayers’ dime of course). Not only does this cost the taxpayers a bundle, but think about the carbon footprint the supposedly environmentally-concerned President is producing. The German NDR reporter says:
The barber never says a word about what they discuss. Perhaps that’s also a reason why Obama feels comfortable being around him. Otherwise he would not fly his barber in from Chicago to Washington every ten to 14 days.”
Think of all the jet fuel getting burned for them clippers.
In these tough times when Americans by the score are struggling with high unemployment, tight budgets, tattered finances and deep worries about the future, wouldn’t it be more appropriate for the President to get a barber from DC? My God -surely there’s got to be somebody in town who can cut his hair.
With all due respect, Mr. President, such small things make all the difference between a great democracy and a banana republic.