Today is the 150th anniversary of one of the greatest speeches and moments in American history: President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Documentarian Ken Burns has commemorated the extraordinary event with an ongoing series of sitdowns with famous politicos and celebrities, whom he records learning, memorizing, and reciting the speech.

Burns is in Gettysburg today for the celebration. But guess who’s not?

So what was so important that caused Obama to miss the festivities?



Aha. It’s the allergies!

We prefer Allen West’s oratory to Barack Obama’s any day, anyway. Preach it!

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