Sound Of Cannons found out who is traveling to Brazil with President Obama, but the information didn't come from any sources in the U.S.
CEOs Jeffrey Immelt of General Electric, Aris Candris of Westinghouse, James T. Hackett of Anadarko Petroleum, John V. Faraci of International Paper and Anthony S. Harrington of Albright Stonebridge Group went to Brazil with the president.
We have to assume, Ralph concluded, "this is a fundraising trip for Obama and that those traveling with him will pay or have paid a handsome fee to do so – will soon be making a major contribution to him or to NPR."
He also noted Obama's family is on the trip.
"They're lovely people, but why is his wife, children and mother-in-law coming along with them to Brazil?" Ralph asked.
"Is this fair? Is this going to be another taxpayer-funded vacation for them? Will the first lady be seen eating ice cream on the beach at Ipanema while lecturing us about growing carrots in our backyard?"