Q Robert, are you going to tell us how much the President and the First Lady's date night cost on Saturday night, and if not, why not?
MR. GIBBS: Well, Jonathan, I think spokespeople have spoken to this over the weekend that the President would -- had he or could he, based on the Secret Service, he would have taken the shuttle, but I would say that the costs are proportionate with travel for Presidents. And I would encourage you to look up previous coverage on travel costs because they're analogous.
Q But is there any President or a President and First Lady who have taken an out-of-town date night like this, not connected to an official or even a political -- previous event?
MR. GIBBS: You've got probably more researchers than I do.
In other words, you ain't getting squat from this podium, Buddy.
Now, I'm sure that people can have a legitimate argument about whether the Obamas should have gone on the taxpayer dime to New York or not.
But why don't you drop a comment and let me know what you think.
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