02 February 2010

What's taking so long?

Springfield's State Journal-Register reports the City of Springfield (Illinois) is still awaiting reimbursement for hosting President Barack Obama's visit to the Capitol during his campaign on 23 August 2008:

Obama’s presidential campaign was sent a bill for $68,139, and still owes the city $55,457, according to Ernie Slottag, the city’s spokesman.

The city has been trying — unsuccessfully — to collect payment, Ken Crutcher, the city’s director of office of budget and management told aldermen recently [more].
The cynic in me has quite a few comments inside, but I'll refrain from making them today. I'll simply say there seems to be a pattern here.

1 comment:

  1. Father, your comment is certainly fair, and the campaign should pay off that debt. Still, the cynic in me can't help ask whether the McCain/Palin campaign might have similar outstanding debts (though not in Springfield, of course). Seems like this could easily be a bipartisan habit.