A number of you sent links to an article about President Obama disregarding a saluting Marine aside his whirly-ride today;
I know a number of you will get pissed, but I just can’t. Sure, he should have been conscious enough to return the salute when it was offered, but he did make up for his carelessness with the young Marine. I’ve absentmindedly returned salutes when people mistook me for an officer, there have been a few times that I walked by an officer without saluting because I was thinking about something else. This president and his administration have given me enough reasons to get upset at him, this is minor in comparison.
So call me names, but I think there are too many things to get legitimately exercised over and we don’t have to pick over every little thing Obama does or doesn’t do. And, I think he made it right when he came out of the chopper and chatted with the Marine. The Marine will probably remember that brief chat and handshake longer than he would have remembered a returned salute.
But that’s me, and because I don’t ban people for disagreeing with me, do your worst.