Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Obama Blows Off Arlington Visit on Memorial Day

Poor baby needs some rest, so he's going to Chicago. Will probably take in some relaxing fundraising and golf or something.

Another slap in the face to our veterans, but what do you expect?
With the long Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, President Obama is finally addressing one of the great broken promises of his administration: his early pledge to return home to Chicago every six weeks or so.

In 16 months at the White House, the Obamas have been back home just once - in February of 2009. But they plan to make the trip over Memorial Day weekend, an official said. After arriving on Thursday night, they will visit with friends and participate in private events.

On Monday, Obama will make remarks at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, south of Chicago - missing the usual tradition of presidents speaking at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.
At least this saves him the ignominy of seeing dead people this time.

I wonder if he'll take a bike ride around Chicago?

Update: Reader Robert points out the Blackhawks will be hosting Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals Saturday and Monday nights. How much you want to bet Obama finds time to show up at the United Center to glom some television facetime?

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