The optics of Obama living it up while the rest of us suffer apparently not a concern.
SEATTLE – The annual summer Blue Angels show over Seattle has fallen victim to federal budget cuts.
Seafair spokeswoman Melissa Jurcan said the festival received official word from the Navy on Tuesday morning that the fighter jet demonstration team would not be making the trip to Seattle for 2013.
Sequestration prompted the Department of Defense to prohibit military aerial demonstrations along with other cost savings measures, and the Navy said it was cancelling all remaining Blue Angels performances for the year.
Seafair CEO Beth Knox said the Blue Angels “will be deeply missed.”
The Blue Angels have been part of Seafair for 40 years, and Knox said she is hopeful that the team will return to Seattle in 2014.