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  1. #1 Get ready for this Righty Canard: Obama snubbed the Salute to Heroes Ball 
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    DeltaLitProf (128 posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Mon Jan-26-09 10:53 PM
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    Get ready for this Righty Canard: Obama snubbed the Salute to Heroes Ball

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    Edited on Mon Jan-26-09 10:54 PM by DeltaLitProf
    A Republican facebook friend posted a link to a clip from a paper called the Cleveland Leader. According to the story Obama is the only president since Eisenhower to skip the inaugural ball thrown by the American Legion for Medal of Honor Winners:

    Obama Snubs Nation's Heroes, Becomes the First President to Skip Ball Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients in Over 50 Years
    Submitted by Julie on January 21, 2009 - 10:13pm.

    Barack Obama may have stumbled over his words briefly during his inauguration, but he made an even bigger blunder later Tuesday evening. The newly sworn-in President opted not to appear at what should have been one of the most important Balls on his agenda that evening - The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball.
    w4rma (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Mon Jan-26-09 10:57 PM
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    2. Report: Veterans Inaugural Ball Canceled as Organizer Disappears

    Edited on Mon Jan-26-09 10:58 PM by w4rma
    Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Mon Jan-26-09 10:59 PM
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    4. So in other words, this RW stuff is an outright lie?
    YC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Mon Jan-26-09 11:09 PM
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    10. That is correct. There was, in fact, no Veteran's Ball to attend. Even FOX reported it.

    So, any slime that wants to contest it can read it on their own reliable news page.
    Actually, you DUmmies got the Balls mixed up.

    There was no Veterans Ball....there WAS the Salute to Heroes Ball which Obama skipped.

    Oops

    "President Obama was invited but did not attend. Vice-President Joe Biden did appear, however, and was very warmly received. The new President's absence was understandable considering the unprecedented logistical challenges presented by the vastly increased number of visitors to this inauguration and the necessary attendant security measures. The American Legion, as an organization, does not feel offended or 'snubbed.'"
    So, in fact, it was the truth.

    Sucks be to be you, Dummy :D
    Last edited by Sonnabend; 01-26-2009 at 11:35 PM.
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