See that picture above? That is what people should be drinking at the White House when they’re discussing the financial crisis. And they only get one box. They can pass that bladder of wine around the table and share it. From CNN:
The global economy may be undergoing a significant downturn, but the White House’s dinner budget still appears flush with cash.
After all, world leaders who are in town to discuss the economic crisis are set to dine in style Friday night while sipping wine listed at nearly $500 a bottle.
According to the White House, tonight’s dinner to kick off the G-20 summit includes such dishes as “Fruitwood-smoked Quail,” “Thyme-roasted Rack of Lamb,” and “Tomato, Fennel and Eggplant Fondue Chanterelle Jus.”
To wash it all down, world leaders will be served Shafer Cabernet “Hillside Select” 2003, a wine that sells at $499 on Wine.com.
I may be nitpicking but between this and the spa weekend that the AIG people took with their government bailout money it’s a bit too much for me to take. How about this. Solve the financial crisis, and then you can have your “fruitwood smoked Quail” when you’re finished.