I'm watching this documentary about Air Force One right now. Apparently, we have 2 of these 747's that are ready to take our President anywhere they want to go immediately. This is outside of what the VP or SEC of State fly on which I'm sure is a nice ride too. We have 2 of these planes. We have this thing called a PAG--Presidential Airlift Group where there are Air Force officers, mechanics, food units, security details, etc.... Has either one of our candidates suggested that maybe we should get rid of this excessive perk of his office? We grounded the space shuttles which may contribute to the greater good of the country and the world. Basically this is a vanity exercise for our President. If we can't afford Big Bird, we can afford this? FoxNews pegs the costs at $181,000 per hour. I imagine it's much lower but still, for what we're bitching about--comparative nickles and dimes--lets get rid of this excess, reassign the men and women to a needed mission, and save some money. Now they're detailing the motorcade that goes along on a C-17. Choppers too (helicopters--not the bikes). Just have the people the President is going to meet come here. We're probably giving them some $$$; they'll show up.