Jan. 12, 2015

White House Admits Goof in Snubbing Paris Rally

What, the president spending the day watching football or John Kerry trying to proselytize climate skeptics in India while other world leaders showed their support for terrorist-hit France was expected to go over well with constituents? “In a rare admission, the White House [Monday] said it made a mistake in not sending a higher-level official to represent the U.S. at the unity rally in Paris on Sunday, in the wake of last week’s terror attacks,” reports ABC News. Press Secretary Josh Earnest said, “I think it’s fair to say that we should have sent someone with a higher profile to be there.” He also explained the security issues that arise with a presidential visit, but the Secret Service says they weren’t even asked about it – not to mention other world leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (a Jew), seemed to manage just fine. Memo to the White House: Leading from behind is not leading. The fact it took an uproar to get that through Obama’s thick skull is quite telling. More…

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