Obama dog BO gets his own seperate private jet to take him to Maine

Nothing wrong with take your pet with you along on a vacation if you are able to do so. If anything, I think that’s pretty cool. But is a separate jet for the dog really necessary? From the AP:

President Barack Obama and his family visited the coast of Maine on Friday for his latest getaway from the pressures of Washington, one day after getting a double-dose of good news from Congress and the Gulf of Mexico.

Obama, his wife Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha touched down at Bar Harbor airport in a smaller version of Air Force One and were greeted by Gov. John Baldacci and his wife, Karen. The Obamas’ dog, Bo, and staff had arrived earlier on a separate plane.

The Obamas planned to stay through Sunday, with much time spent enjoying the beauty of Acadia National Park, including its hiking trails and scenic coastal views. No public events were planned.