Friday, May 06, 2011

Photo Op of the President

Today President Obama embarked on a photo opportunity, in my opinion, to capitalize on the killing of Usama Bin Laden.

He visited the 9/11 site for the first time in his Presidency, that's right, first time. Why today? well thats because he says he wanted to honor the victims and the families of the Twin Towers.

....Oh and it just so happens that Usama was killed the past weekend.

Why didn't he honor the victims with a visit earlier? ..........MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm?

I'm not the only one thinking he's going to milk this for political reasons.

Here's an encounter with one of the victim's surviving family members, Debra Burlingame (Video)

Debra Burlingame, the sister of Charles "Chic" Burlingame (pilot of the plane that crashed into the Pentagon) met with President Obama today, along with other families who were victims of 9/11. Burlingame said she confronted Obama about Attorney General Eric Holder prosecuting the men who interrogated KSM, which may have produced intelligence leading us to bin Laden.

Burlingame describes the encounter with Obama: "As a former attorney I know you can't tell the Attorney General what to do, he said, 'No, I can't.' But I said 'we -- that shouldn't stop you from giving your opinion. We wouldn't be here today if they hadn't done their jobs. Can't you at least give them your opinion.' And he said 'no I won't,' and he turned around and walked away."

Here's another good post from Catholic Register that comments on the President's bragging rights.


I love football and I love football players who love football enough to respect the game. There are two kinds of star players in the game. There is the back who, after scoring a critical touchdown, simply hands the ball to the referee and gets on with the game. He did what he needed to do, that is his job, and now it is time to get on with the game. Then there is the other kind. Ya know, the kind of player who spikes the ball, does some kind of weird shuffle dance, and then proceeds to jump into the stands. For the latter player, it is not about the game and it is not just getting the job done--it's all about him.

Guess which one of these players occupies the White House? Yeah
The media gave the president full coverage, including Shep of Fox News.

Looks like the campaigning has begun.   

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