Hugh Hewitt titles his post If This Is True, Obama Has A Serious Problem. Perhaps he should have said, If This Is True and TOM* Doesn’t Give Him Yet Another Pass, Obama Has A Serious Problem.
He links to this story at NewsBusters by Warner Todd Houston.
Barack Obama played the “me too” game during the Friday debates on September 26 after Senator John McCain mentioned that he was wearing a bracelet with the name of Cpl. Matthew Stanley, a resident of New Hampshire and a soldier that lost his life in Iraq in 2006. Obama said that he too had a bracelet. After fumbling and straining to remember the name, he revealed that his had the name of Sergeant Ryan David Jopek of Merrill, Wisconsin.
Shockingly, however, Madison resident Brian Jopek, the father of Ryan Jopek, the young soldier who tragically lost his life to a roadside bomb in 2006, recently said on a Wisconsin Public Radio show that his family had asked Barack Obama to stop wearing the bracelet with his son’s name on it. Yet Obama continues to do so despite the wishes of the family.
Do read the entire NB story to see the transcript of the interview with Mr. Jopek.
Houston says, “Obama’s use of this soldier that fell in the line of duty is tainted by his ambition and callousness. And the media is letting him get away with it.”
Kim Priestap writes at Wizbang, “So will we see this picked up by the mainstream media? Not a snowball’s chance in hell.”
Once again Hope and Change are revealed to mean “I Hope you won’t notice that I’ll do anything to Change my title to Mr. President”.
*TOM — The Old Media