Obama to honor Bill Clinton and Oprah with a medal, but can't find time to give one to Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. #Benghazi—
Razor (@hale_razor) August 08, 2013
Maybe because Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey have gone unrecognized and underappreciated for far too long.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honor in the United States. This year, Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey will be among the 16 honorees.
Some tweeters scratched their heads:
Why? Because Bill Clinton and Oprah, that’s why!
Clearly Edward R. Murrow should have done more “Edward’s Favorite Things” giveaways.
In addition to Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton, other recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom include baseball legend Ernie Banks, first American female astronaut Sally Ride and feminist Gloria Steinem—which could create somewhat of a dichotomy:
Obama gives national award to Gloria Steinem and world's most famous intern molester on the same stage. Yay, feminism!—
Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) August 08, 2013