MEMO TO THE WHITE HOUSE - FOR THE PRESIDENT
by Andy Weddington
Saturday, 18 May 2013
"The American people never carry an umbrella. They prepare to walk in eternal sunshine." Alfred E. Smith
It's doubtful that anyone, including the Commandant of the Marine Corps, will have the courage, the commitment, to so honor and inform you.
But since witnessing and thinking about your out-of-doors appearance at the White House earlier this week, the only words that do not escape me are, "You look ridiculous. You look beneath a United States president."
Anyone but a uniformed U. S. Marine.
Better yet, hold your own umbrella.
Frankly, class would have been grabbing the umbrella and walking over to hold it over yourself and your Turkish guest. Contemplate that powerful photo op.
Maybe next time.
Not surprising, the U. S. Marine is the one who comes across with dignity and bearing - of him (and our fellow Marine out of picture to your right), I am proud.
Sir, candidly and with all due respect, you desperately need new advisers.
Happy Armed Forces Day!