Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff billed the campaigns of President Obama and presumptive GOP candidate Mitt Romney for security at their separate fundraisers in Newport Beach. The Romney campaign paid its bill last week, about a month after the city sent its invoice. The Obama bill for $35,000, however, was sent in May and has not been paid.
Wow. Who’s gonna send Viny the bill collector to the White House?
“At that time, our staff was told that the Secret Service would not reimburse the City,” Kiff wrote in an email, “and that we should check with the President’s campaign or the DNC.”
About three weeks ago, the Democratic National Committee contacted the city and told officials to deal with the Secret Service.
“You didn’t pay that!”
“You didn’t build that so I don’t owe that!”
Then again, Newport Beach isn’t going bankrupt, yet.
Someone has a money shortage?