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January 21, 2009

Unbelievable...Obama Becomes First President To Skip the "Salute To Heroes" Ball

No time for Medal of Honor and Purple Heart recipients or paralyzed vets? Yeah, honeymoon...over.

From This Ain't Hell...

According to TSO who was at the “Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball”, this newly sworn-in President for the first time in 56 years blew off the ball (that’s 14 Inaugurations).

Some background on the ball;

The American Legion sponsors the ball, which recognizes recipients of Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award. It started in 1953 for President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first inauguration.

Event co-sponsors include 13 other veterans service organizations, among them the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Obama did manage to make it to the Commander in Chief's Ball which was a good thing. Of course in 2005 George W. Bush managed to find time to make it to both balls. Of course, he didn't have the MTV and Neighborhood Balls as options. Kanye West was at one of them. How can you skip Kanye for some Medal of Honor winners? Dude!

Have I mentioned how much I miss W. despite all my problems with him? If not... God I miss that man.

BTW, Bush started the CiC Ball in 05 to honor active duty members of the military and several hundred Wounded Warriors. Last night FNC sent Megyn Kelly to cover it. I'm guessing the troops appreciated that. Well done Fox!

Be sure to take a minute to read TSO's post on his night with these great Americans.

h/t LGF's Link thing.


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