How presidential!! How brave and leadshippy! So FULL of..leader.. SHIP.
Oh how the liberals forget how Bush (who actually did have some experience in military) was afascist dictator for daring to wear a bomber jacket while in office!
The Dean’s World blog had a great post about this way back in 2004 where he noted this histrionic quote from Dana Milbank, Obama waterboy [emphasis added]:
Conway, Ark.: Dana: Is it really seemly for a civilian President withno active duty military record to a don military unifrom? It seems questionable morally, and also suspect politically, as it naturally reminds people that he may not have completed his National Guard commitments honorably.
Dana Milbank: It is interesting that the White House had no concern that the carrier landing would revive the questions about Bush’s service in the National Guard…
As for wearing military garb, the experts I checked with said it is unlikely any president had done that since Teddy Roosevelt,and that was before such images would be broadcast into millions of homes. Even true military figures, such as Eisenhower, avoided wearing uniform as president.
It is fair to ask whether the presentation of the civilian commander-in-chief in military clothing is wise. My belief, though, is the public will generally not question it.
I wonder if Milbank will ask this question of Obama? more