The old standard of "send in the Marines" wasn't really coined for protection from rain.—
Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) May 16, 2013
But that wasn’t about to stop President Prop-aganda from turning them into a photo op.
At this afternoon’s joint presser with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, President Obama found himself getting annoyed by the rain. The solution? Send in the Marines — to hold his umbrella. Now, granted, he has a history of umbrella issues:
But let’s face it: ultimately, he’s far too busy and important to hold his own.
Let’s go to the videotape (via The Weekly Standard):
Way to go, POTUS.
Out: I support the troops. In: The troops support my umbrella.
Isn’t there something in the Rifleman’s Creed about fruit?
Hey, why not? Obama’s already metaphorically stepped on them.
The rain let up eventually, and, a sufficient number of photos taken, Obama gave his umbrella brigade the boot:
President Classy. And President Priorities:
What a disgrace.