Fund Raiser or Memorial? What to do? An Obama Dilemma – Reason #83


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Fund Raiser or Memorial?  Decisions – Decisions

It was nearly two months before the President met with the families of the 11 oil rig workers killed in  the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20, 2010.   Worse, he did not attend a May 25, 2010 memorial service for the dead.  When asked why, his Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, reportedly said “I’d have to look at the schedule. I don’t know the answer.” [i]

Coincidentally perhaps, the President did find time in his schedule that day, to appear at a California fund raiser for Congresswoman Barbara Boxer (D-CA).[ii]


[i] Abby Livingston, (June 11, 2010), CNN Political Ticker Blog, President Attended Fundraiser During Gulf Memorial Service, retrieved June 4, 2011 from http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/11/president-headed-to-fundraiser-during-gulf-memorial-service/?fbid=1X3uo6JsabL

[ii] Ibid

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