Confirmed, blast it
The reference in the last post had to do with this. The Drudge item I was referring to was this:
SOURCE: Obama skipping Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. ‘He’ll be on vacation in Chicago’…
The entry has no citation as yet, so being the thorough, conscientious blogger I want to be, didn’t want to run with it until it did. Now there is.
Look, I know the President is just a man, and the President can be the President no matter where in the world he is. There honestly is no such thing as a “vacation” for the Executive, no matter how much screaming and bloviating people like Olberman did during the Bush years. There are still daily briefings, there are decisions to be made, reports to be filed, and crisis to deal with, and those can mostly be done remotely, especially in this age of communications we are in.
But, on a day like Memorial Day, meant to honor fallen United States service members, the President should be at Arlington. Having been to Arlington a couple of years ago, I can say that for me, there is about no other place in the world where you really get the idea of just how many heroes it has taken to secure our freedom, how many have paid the ultimate price for our country. That is most apparent at the Tomb of the Unknowns, where an honor guard is present at all times.
I shouldn’t be surprised; I have stated before, I believe that Obama and his type do not have a deep-seated love for this nation, and they view the US and the Military as somehow being part of the problem (if not the problem) in the world today.
One might think, however, that as smart and press-savvy as this group of rodeo clowns is supposed to be, they can at least pretend for a few hours, no?
Wow, I see others in the media noticed this too, and have a slightly different take on the trip.
Will he go to a play? Will he go to a Blackhawks hockey game? Ooooooh, the suspense is killing me!!
Just found on Drudge:
Will skip Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington Nat’l Cemetery, but return for Paul McCartney concert…
Well, THAT’s a relief!