One can only imagine how much elephant dung would have hit the fan if Bush had skipped a memorial like this to attend a fundraiser.

President headed to fundraiser during Gulf memorial service
Posted: June 11th, 2010 05:45 AM ET

President Obama was en route to a fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer in California during a May 25 memorial service for the workers who died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion, according to his official schedule.

(CNN) – According his official schedule, President Obama did not attend the May 25 memorial service in Jackson, Mississippi for the workers who died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion because he was en route to a fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, in San Francisco.

At Thursday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked why Obama did not attend the service. The president’s spokesman answered, “I’d have to look at the schedule. I don’t know the answer.”

CNN examined the president’s schedule for that day, and according to it, the president left the White House at 2:55 p.m. EST en route to Andrews Air Force Base for the cross-country flight to the San Francisco fundraiser.

A Jackson source in possession of the memorial service program told CNN that the service began at 2:00 pm EST and lasted “more than an hour and a half” – putting the president in transit to the fundraiser during the second half of the memorial service.

From CNN’s Abby Livingston


  • kjco

    I guess you don’t know baseball. It’s a thinking man’s game because w/every pitch there is a new strategy.
    I do agree w/the soccer thing though, the yawn factor makes it rank up there w/field hockey.

    • Whodat

      Oh yes, I’ve seen many of those “thinking men” in the stands – and I was thinking, they could have gotten that drunk for a lot less at home…

  • Liz

    I’d rather have Danny DeVito as president. Our chances for a better outcome for the US would be vastly improved, sad to say.

  • Liz

    Obama only cares about himself.

    He needs to be removed from office ASAP as outlined in the Constitution.

    Soooo sick of this.

  • David Kaiser, Editor

    Meh, Dubbya probably would have been nailed for it, but me personally wouldn’t have. And I am on the record as not being a W fan.

  • East of Eden

    Does Gibbsy, ever know the answer to anything?

    • Troy La Mana

      Let me check his schedule and I’ll get back to you on that.

  • kristen

    There would have been more dung flung at W had he skipped the Arlington Cemetery wreath ceremony on Memorial Day, too.

    This admin is a disgrace.

  • Scott A. Robinson


  • Gary Russell

    Baseball…painfully boring?
    Aw, Whodat! Now, I’ve got to question your patriotism!
    jk :)

  • Whodat

    Why do you think the players regularly grope themselves? They are bored! Football is to watch. Golf is to play. Baseball is to avoid.

    O.K.,so I admit, compared to soccer, baseball is action packed – at least baseball nevers end in a “nil-nil” tie!