Saturday, October 18, 2008

Obama's NH event scraps National Anthem...

'Oooops'...

Obama's NH event scraps National Anthem... "...Bencal, who sings the anthem for a number of school events and is actively involved in local community theatre, had been contacted by the Obama campaign to sing the anthem. He agreed to do so, then was told later in the evening the anthem had been scratched from the program. Bencal said he was told by the campaign the decision was a simple programming change to make room for another speaker."

Obama's cancellation of a military hospital visit leaves unanswered questions...

... The Pentagon said it informed the Obama campaign on Monday that he and his Senate staff could visit Landstuhl, where wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan are treated, but that no press would be allowed. "Sen. Obama is more than welcome to visit Landstuhl or any other military hospital around the world," said Geoff Morrell, the Pentagon press secretary. "But he has to do so, just as any other senator has to do so, in his official capacity. It is not acceptable to do so as a candidate." "In an election year," Morrell said, "I don’t believe that any candidate is allowed to visit a DOD facility with press." He cited a Pentagon directive that activities "reasonably viewed as directly or indirectly associating the [Defense Department] with a partisan political activity" should be avoided.

Hmmmm...Do we see a pattern here? Bad news...

Later...

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