Skip to comments.Obama Memorial Day speech rained out
Posted on 05/31/2010 10:52:12 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
ELWOOD, Illinois -- President Obama was rushed offstage at a Memorial Day event after a massive lightning and rain storm opened up on the open field where he was to speak.
Obama told thousands of guests at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery to get to a place of safety.
"Excuse me, everybody listen up," Obama told the crowd. "We are a little bit concerned about lightning. This may not be safe. I know that all of you are here to commemorate the fallen... What we'd like to do is if possible have people move back to their cars and if this passes in the next 15-20 minutes I'll stick around."
He said he hoped the ceremony could resume later. "But we don't want to endanger anyone, particularly the children, in the audience," he said. "A little bit of rain doesn't hurt anybody but we don't want anybody struck by lightning."
Obama was then whisked into a motorcade which sat, unmoving, for several minutes, unable to proceed in the heavy rain.
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Were they in the audience this year?
Did Rove wheel the Weather Machine (TM) out of storage for this special event?
Well I’ll be darned! There IS a God!
GOD has a good sense of humor.........He doesn’t appretiate pretenders.....LOL
But, but what about the teleprompterr? Oh, the humanity...
Good grief, the very first sentence is a lie. Obama was never rushed off stage. His teleprompter went out, and he used the thunder as an excuse to walk off.