HE WAS COACHED:
Obama's Evolution as Commander-in-Chief
Never a soldier himself, but suddenly their commander-in-chief, President Barack Obama wanted to learn the job from the ground up. Including the salute.
"That attention to detail, that focus on the outward manifestation of what we expect, is compelling," said retired Gen. Paul Eaton, who advised Obama during the presidential campaign. "Whoever worked with him on that did a pretty good job."
AND I CALLED IT ! ! !
OF COURSE I'M RIGHT!
The second I looked at those photos of The One saluting flag-draped coffins planeside at Dover, I could tell he'd been coached.
This is why I called him on his ghoulish photo stunt. He may be able to whip out a snappy salute, but any shred of class he might have had left him that day . . .
THE MEDIA SPINS IT:
Under the guidance of an expert, aides say Obama privately repeated his salute over and over again until he got it down. In a testament to how sensitive the White House is about the commander in chief practicing this basic military gesture, aides would not say who taught Obama how to salute. But every time he uses it, Obama is trying to convey an insider’s respect for the armed forces without saying a word.
This has GOT to be some kind of Rahm Emmanuel-generated press release, something to make the Big Guy look good after the worst week of his Presidency . . .
White House Nightmare Persists
Dow Suffers Worst Week Since Last March
I love this Drudge headline best of all, borrowed straight from Legendary Bluesman B.B. King:
THRILL IS GONE
The Winter Blues just set in . . .
We don't do politics here at Blog STORMBRINGER - "Not my bag, baby" - but when it intersects with soldiering and international security, I won't hesitate lay it on thick and heavy . . . so enjoy it while it lasts . . . your comments - pro or con - are welcome below . . . . . . . S.L.