The NRSC goes after Harry Reid for his part in the Barack Obama rehabilitation of Sin City this week. The President, who had previously scolded TARP recipients for using Vegas for company meetings as a waste of taxpayer money, flew into Vegas on Air Force One with all of his Secret Service detail in order to rub elbows with Hollywood and raise a bunch of money for Harry Reid.

And what kind of tone does that set for Americans who are canceling vacations and pinching pennies?

I got a cute e-mail joke this week about Obama’s visit. Why were White House staffers happy that Obama chose to appear at Caesar’s Palace for the fundraiser? They don’t have to build the columns themselves this time.