Obama Excuses - Is the Third Story the Charm? -UPDATED-
The Sun Times story is ridiculous, this is now the third story that the Obama people have come up with to excuse the fact that our Senator could not bother to spend any more of his precious time visiting any more soldiers. This is despite the fact that the soldiers were injured serving the United States. The military said that they were expecting Senator Obama to visit but that his campaign canceled:
1:42 p.m.: SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that Obama has cancelled a planned short visit to the Rammstein and Landstuhl US military bases in the southwest German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The visits were planned for Friday. "Barack Obama will not be coming to us," a spokesperson for the US military hospital in Landstuhl announced. "I don't know why." Shortly before the same spokeswoman had announced a planned visit by Obama.
This unseemly revelation by, ahem, the foreign press caused some scrambling in the Obama camp. First the Obama people called it a scheduling conflict, then the Obama campaign said that military would only allow members of the Senate and some of their Senate staffers on the bases. That story was accompanied with reports that one or more campaign staffer(s) had a fit over those restrictions and thus Obama did not go, that story would start to point the finger at lobbyist and Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod. Now the Obama campaign has a third story, that the military would not allow them to go to the bases.
Occams's Razor would tell any observer with an intellect that if the military had forbade Senator Obama from visiting the troops that the Obama campaign would have been out in front of the entire story, they would have broken the story with vigor instead of reacting to it with a litany of excuses that would embarrass a teenager. Instead of visiting the troops as he had promised Senator Obama hung out at the gym in the Berlin Ritz Carlton and now his minions are blaming the troops.
Update: The gist of this post was originally left in the "comment" section of Ms. Sweet's linked Sun Times article. They have posted 5 comments but they will not post my comment. They are in the bag for Obama. Unfortunately Ms. Sweet often writes about Obama in the manner of a Tiger Beat feature article. After looking at the past few years of Sweet's Obama columns I am waiting for the following - "OMG he is the cutest savior ever!!!!!!!"