President Barack Obama is featuring eight Americans as “citizen co-chairs” of his inauguration, a new role created to highlight his first-term accomplishments with examples of lives that have either been improved by his actions or inspired his presidency.
The honorees announced Thursday include a woman with a brain tumor who no longer is denied health care for a pre-existing condition; an autoworker who got her job back after the General Motors bailout; and a gay pilot-in-training kicked out of the Air Force before the president repealed the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
So Obama picks 8 people to honor himself. Saddest case is the guy who lost all four limbs from a land mine explosion in Afghanistan and was “inspired” when Obama personally pinned a purple heart on him. Those of you with any memory cells left will recall that Obama opposed the lawsuit to strike down DADT and finally agreed to repeal it when the lawsuit was successful.
It’s gonna be a long four years.
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. – Ecclesiastes 1:2