Ahh, Atherton. A quaint California enclave nestled in the hills of Silicon Valley.
The town boasts a rolodex of powerhouse inhabitants, including Charles Schwab, Eric Schmidt and Meg Whitman. The median home costs $4.9 million, and the average resident is worth $1.65 million. Its police blotter includes such delightful emergencies as a woman looking for her lost cat and a man wearing a black and white outfit at an odd hour.
Which is why it makes perfect sense that, following a recent fundraising appearance by President Obama, town officials decided to bill both the White House and the Secret Service for their troubles.
According to CBS News, it cost nearly $8,000 to host the president in Atherton, mainly to cover the price of police and security details.
Obama visited the ritzy community on April 4, during which he stopped by a brunch and a luncheon to benefit the Democratic National Committee and famously called Kamala Harris "the best looking attorney general" in the country.
Which turned out to be a pretty priceless comment. So maybe the White House should just cut its losses and pay up.