Friday, April 1, 2011 | 2:01 a.m.
First you lectured cash-strapped companies that took federal bailout money against making trips to Las Vegas on the taxpayers’ dime. Then you told Americans they shouldn’t blow a bunch of cash on a Vegas trip when they’re saving money for their kids’ college education.
A Marketwire news release on behalf of AmericanEnergyReport.com says you delivered your Wednesday speech on U.S. energy policy from right here in Las Vegas. Who knew?
Think of the lost opportunity. You could have reprised your May 2009 fundraiser for Harry Reid at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, this time raising money for Rep. Shelley Berkley’s potential bid for John Ensign’s Senate seat. Or you could have delivered your speech live from the Sahara, as a tribute to Louis Prima, Buddy Hackett and the other legends who performed at the soon-to-be shuttered Strip hotel.
What’s that? Oh. The news release dateline was a mistake and you actually delivered the speech at Georgetown University? You expect us to believe that, Mr. President?
C’mon, it wouldn’t be the first time a middle-aged guy claimed to be elsewhere but was actually on the Strip.