$55 million in direct cost spent so far for pure symbolism. We get it guys. A note in the lunch room would suffice after 36.
The latest bit of manufactured outrage from the teabillies is that Obama was making an announcement and someone was holding an umbrella over him. It must be a miserable existence to wake up every day filled with enough hatred and bitterness to prompt one to seek out petty bulls**t to gripe about.
It really is as though they've never noticed anything to do with the presidency in the past. Suddenly all of these standard protocols - secret service protection, use of Air Force 1, teleprompters, etc., are an "outrage."