“The president of the United States will be taking a trip over to India that is expected to cost the taxpayers $200 million a day.”
Michele Bachmann on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 in a CNN interview
From MEDIA MATTERS:
Joseph Curl and Matthew Mosk at the Washington Times came up with a heck of a non-story story today for the reportedly troubled newspaper, titled, “Top Republican lawmakers not invited to State Dinner [for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh].”
The print article ran on the Times‘ front page with the headline, “Obama’s big tent leaves out GOP bigwigs; Dinner to honor India’s leader.” Slightly different, but it gets the same point across. From the headlines, one would think that Curl and Mosk had exposed President Obama as a biting partisan, who ran Republicans’ invitations to the White House’s first state dinner through the shredder while they eagerly awaited them at home. But one would have to read on.
As it turns out, Obama did invite “top Republican lawmakers.” They just aren’t attending.