Obama Takes Private Jet, 14-Car Convoy To His $3.2MM Climate Change Speech

Just yesterday we noted that President Obama pocketed $3.2 million for a 1.5-hour speaking gig at a climate change conference in Milan...an exorbitant fee, by anyone's measure, which Dilbert creator Scott Adams most accurately described as a "pre-bribe."

And while we're certain that Obama's motivation to appear in Milan had absolutely nothing to do with the money, but rather was born out of a pure concern for Mother Earth, we do find his travel arrangements, in light of that genuine environmental concern, somewhat ironic. 

Apparently, according to the Independent Journal Review, it takes a private jet, 14-car motorcade, 300 police and multiple helicopters patrolling overhead just to get one man to a conference...quite the carbon footprint.

And here is a fun video of Obama's entourage:


Of course, this follows the Obamas' multi-week vacation in French Polynesia aboard David Geffen's 450 foot superyacht last month...probably also 'not great' for the planet.




Kind of reminds us of that time that one of the other famous Democratic protectors of the planet took a private jet just 20 miles to attend a Rothschild fundraiser.