I try to be quiet on all things politics, since I’m hawking books for children that teach lessons which appeal to EVERYONE.
But I can’t shut up on this one.
My father was a Marine in the Korean War. I can’t speak for him, because he passed away after a long and fulfilling life in 2009.
The co-author of my books, Joe Kelley, also has a personal connection to the Unites States Marine Corps. His young brother, David, lost his life in a Marine training accident on his way to Iraq for his second tour in 2005. So, I can’t speak for him, either.
But I can’t imagine that either one of them signed up in service to their country to hold an umbrella for the Commander in Chief. And I’m betting that these Marines, used as props by our President for his own personal comfort, didn’t either.
President Obama should have asked a wide-eyed, fawning aide to hold the umbrella. He or She would have been more than happy to do so.
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