UK’s Daily Mail Outraged By Size Of Obama Motorcade

The Brits have a bit of motorcade envy, it would seem. The UK’s Daily Mail has done some car-counting in Hawaii, and concluded that President Obama‘s 10-car motorcade (about five times the length of the typical Jaguar-and-a-police-cruiser affairs the British prime minister gets) had “provoked fresh outrage…after taking a 20-man motorcade to visit a childhood friend during his lavish Christmas holiday in Hawaii.”

The Daily Mail describes the outrageous way the motorcade motorcaded outrageously through the streets of Hawaii:

The 10-vehicle convoy drove the president and wife Michelle from his rental property in Kailua, across highways cleared of traffic and through a military community to reach Bobby Titcomb’s beachfront house.

What’s worse, apparently, is the fact that the Secret Service agents were–horrors!–prepared to do their jobs:

While enjoying the barbecue the president’s men, armed to the teeth, carefully guarded the area, and waterways, against any possible attack.

Plenty of detail, except, of course, for any idea who–other than the Daily Mail–might have been outraged by the standard security that travels wherever the president goes. The Mail mentions an editorial in a Hawaii paper that suggested the First Family could have saved a few bucks by staying in a beachfront home on a military base, rather than the rental the Obamas have used before, but somehow couldn’t find anybody to, you know, be all outraged.

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