President Obama’s defenders are beginning to push back against those disgusted and embarrassed that neither the president nor vice president could be bothered to join other world leaders in Paris for Sunday’s unity march against terrorism. White House spokesman Josh Earnest admitted to the press today that the United States “should have sent someone with a higher profile.”

Whom did we even send? Attorney General Eric Holder was reportedly in Paris but didn’t make it to the march.

Enough complaining about the United States not sending a representative. Democrat strategist Donna Brazile has nothing but glowing praise for U.S. Ambassador to France Jane Hartley, who was in attendance. Everyone, stand up for Jane.

No biggie. At least she was there somewhere, right?

Pictures speak louder than words, so rather than appear in photos, Hartley tweeted some very moving snapshots from her vantage point.

Wow, outstanding work. Let these images work to unify us, not divide us.