Skip to comments.Obama skips Polish funeral, heads to golf course
Posted on 04/18/2010 5:59:59 PM PDT by autumnraine
A massive volcanic plume covering most of Europe forced President Obama to cancel a Sunday trip to Poland to attend the funeral of the nation's president. But the last-minute change left an opening in his schedule, so the president headed to the links for a round of golf instead.
On a cool but sun-drenched Sunday, the president and three golfing companions went to Andrews Air Force Base to play 18 holes. It is the 32nd time Mr. Obama has played golf since taking office Jan. 20, 2009, according to CBS Radio's Mark Knoller.
After canceling the Poland trip on Saturday, the White House announced that Mr. Obama had no public schedule for Sunday. He was to have arrived in Krakow in the morning, attend the 2 p.m. funeral and leave for home by 5 p.m., arriving back at the White House after midnight.
Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria, along with dozens of top Polish government officials were killed April 10 when their airplane went down in heavy fog after clipping a tree on approach to Smolensk, Russia.
Mr. Obama has not gone to the Polish Embassy in Washington since the accident, but Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. both have. There, they signed a condolence book.
Mr. Obama was not the only world leader to miss the funeral because of the expanding volcanic ash cloud. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also canceled.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, flew by plane from Moscow for the funeral.
Other foreign leaders used different modes of transportation to get there. Slovenian President Danilo Turk decided to drive the 500 miles to Krakow. Romanian President Traian Basescu traveled to northwestern Romania by helicopter and then continue by car through Hungary and Slovakia.
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They are a steadfast ally and true patriots for liberty.
It only makes sense that Obammie the Commie would flip the bird of the radical leftist at them.
Also, it just happens to be Sunday. The stinking Nazi Muslim might have taken an hour to go to church and pretended t pray for the Polish President, even if he couldn’t attend his funeral in Poland.
WHAT NO CHURCH AGAIN, is he still looking?
Is this the first president which has never attended church?
He should have at least gone to the Polish embassy but saying that Poland is only an ally so they need to be slapped which they have already been much like Czech, UK, Israel, Germany, France Columbia.
the man makes me sick but just as worse is how the MSM keeps covering for him like they did when he came on the scene back at the rat convention
This guy makes me want to throw up. Not even going to read the ignorant article. IS EVERYONE WAKING UP YET????
NAIL ON HEAD
no church no Polish embassy nope just golf AGAIN
Read somewhere that Bush played maybe 24 rounds of golf during 8 years while in office and O’Bozo has played 32 since he came in office ...Bush said he couldn’t see playing golf while our guys were dying in Iraq and Afghan.
Bush played golf and got hammered by the MSM and yet this idiot hasn’;t gone to church, no Polish embassy, NO NOTHING and the MSM gives him a pass.
they are not just bias no they are criminal in their duty to their job.
‘Won’t miss the family vacation in Ashville, though.
Bows to Muslims,Japanese,Dem Mayors and Chicoms
Disses Queen of England, English PM, Canadian PM and Polish President.
0 Hates America and everything that makes it special.
Hey, he cancelled thier missle defense system, what more can he do?
I despise the bastards more each day.
Zero can’t play golf. This is how you play golf:
Yeah, it was the MSM that gave us O’Bozo and keeps him propped up ... I just finished reading a book about Germany during Hitler and the parallels with Goebbels propaganda and the MSM today are eerily similar ....
In fact President Bush stopped playing Golf after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The classless socialist from Chicago is living like a King.
sadly very true.
this man cares nothing about our allies , our history or even the constitution.
It’;s all about him.
He could have least gone to church saying that he never goes to church anyway so why now for him even if one of our allies took a massive death to their country.
Change you can believe in. Suckkas.
Yep, you nailed it on the head. The guy didn’t even bother to make a symbolic gesture of sympathy. What a jerk.
I despise our MSM so much I could not even put it into words.
from that day at the rat convention they have been covering for him and playing him up.