Skip to comments.Idaho Medal of Honor recipient's family turned away at White House
Posted on 09/30/2010 8:12:00 AM PDT by MatthewQuigley
The Family of Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker was denied access to the White House's West Wing on Saturday, a day after the World War II hero was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Baker's widow, Heidy, and grandson, Vernon Pawlik, 10, were denied entry because the boy was wearing shorts and a T-shirt. His shirt had a picture of his grandfather on it.
A White House website doesn't list a dress code, but the family had been invited to tour the West Wing, which houses the president's office and where casual dress is prohibited.
U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick's office says he's contacted the White House to express his disappointment.
Vernon Baker, of St. Maries, Idaho, was the last living black World War II Medal of Honor winner.
The White House didn't return a phone call seeking comment.
But if far-left radicals who want to destroy the USA want to show-up, they are welcomed with open arms.
But Islamic terrorists, union thugs and maggot infested 65 year old hippies are ALWAYS welcome.
Well, with such a formal standard (and I agree with it mostly), I guess Michelle is seldom allowed in the Wing.
Keep that ‘Holier-than-thou’ attitude rollin.
November is comin, you dolts.
“You’re invited, but you can’t come in.”
This will be an interesting election year.
OMG just WAIT till black voters hear about this - he'll lose ALL their support. /s
If GW Bush or any Repub President had done this, the libs would be screaming racism.
If GW Bush or any Repub President had done this the libs would be screaming racism.
There are some cruel people in our white house. DO we have a right to know the name of the asshole who refused to let this little boy and his gram in? geeeeez I miss President Bush and his dignity and kindness. Wonder if the blacks will rise up and demand that those two return to the WH for a full tour. Oh wait....of course they won’t....the media can only make a big deal out of republican errors in judgement.
Shorts & a t-shirt are appropriate dress for Disneyworld... but a funeral/burial at Arlington??? Really? Really???
Good freakin’ grief. Blame the parents for not dressing the kid appropriately.
You said it!
Stained blue dresses are preferred!!!
You want respect? Go to the White H with a muslim name, like Shahzbutt. Wear a keffiyeh on your head. Establish some terror cred. Advance communism.
A t-shirt with Che would have gotten you in the door.
The widow and grandson are white.
Interesting situation indeed.
Obama is scum.
I have read every story from Bill Ayers to Black Panther pukes going into the WH yet the family who’s given more to the country than all those Rats combined is nauseating.
OK - so the funeral was the day before... still... you’re invited to the WH... and dress like it’s Disneworld... people should have better sense that that.
O come on, we know Clinton use the White House as a Sex shop. Sooooo, whats the big deal Zero. You let your daughter run around in a peacenic tee.
The boy was TEN. Did the WH think that a ten year old arrived from Idaho bringing a suit and tie? His grandpa was a MOH recipient. His grandpa was just buried. WH protocol has taken leave of its senses.
Sasha and Malia’s friends and cousins are welcomed with open arms wearing all sorts of unsuitable costumes to WH functions and trips.
Had you read the article closely, you would have learned that they were invited to tour the White House the day after the funeral.