Thursday, October 31, 2013

Obama Won't Attend 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

For a president who has so demonstrably associated himself with Lincoln, the heir of Lincoln's policies who announced his candidacy from the steps of the Old State Capitol in Springfield and used the Lincoln Bible (twice) at his inauguration,  this is nothing less than a profile in cowardice. But then, no opportunity for fundraising, no way to push an agenda, no putting green...... 

The Sentinel 
"Barack Obama will not attend next month's event marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in Pennsylvania. Officials at Gettysburg National Military Park said Wednesday that U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will represent the administration the Nov. 19 sesquicentennial.
It's being held on the day that marks the dedication of the national cemetery where more than 3,500 Union soldiers killed in the Battle of Gettysburg are buried."