Dem Strategist: 'Small' To Question Biden's $585,000 One Night In Paris Dem Strategist Hillary Rosen on CNN: "This sequester has belt-tightening all over the place and I think you could argue, for appearance sake, 'Let's do this, let's do that.' There are a hundred things. I don't know that the Republican members of Congress have cancelled all of their Spring Break 'codels,' as they call them, the boondoggle trips that they take. That would also be an appearance thing. Really, the core is how is the government going to come together? How are they going to make a deal? How are they going to fix this budget? Because... this is really just kind of small -- particularly when the purpose of the trip really was national security."