President Obama recently complained about the technological backwardness of the White House. According to news reports, he said:

“The Oval Office, I always thought I was going to have really cool phones and stuff. I’m like, c’mon guys, I’m the president of the United States. Where’s the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up? It doesn’t happen.”

Brian Williams of NBC News added that this “extends to the president’s aircraft. The truth is Jetblue had live tv on its planes before air force one did.”

This is from Grover Cleveland, “Shocking News: Government Beat by Jet Blue.” Cleveland goes on to draw the obvious conclusion about government vs. private provision.