“Did I Leave the Gas On?”

VP Pencey supposedly left Sunday’s football game between his hometown Ponies versus the radical miner 49’ers, because of some players’ refusal to stand during our National Anathema.  Our cost friendly VP supposedly did this at the cost of $250,000 to the American public.  Your humble Scream wonders if this cost is necessary to find an empty toilet, while your leader’s family occupies all of the loo’s in the WH?   Or, did his Penceyness suddenly realize “Oh, crap!  I left the stove on!”