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Idaho Medal of Honor recipient's family turned away at White House
KTVB TV ^ | 9/29/10

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.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: 0bamasracism; baker; grandsonsblondehair; grandsonswhiteskin; idaho; medalofhonor; obama; patriotic; salutethehero; vernonbaker
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1 posted on 09/30/2010 8:12:07 AM PDT by MatthewQuigley
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To: MatthewQuigley

But if far-left radicals who want to destroy the USA want to show-up, they are welcomed with open arms.


2 posted on 09/30/2010 8:14:53 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: MatthewQuigley

But Islamic terrorists, union thugs and maggot infested 65 year old hippies are ALWAYS welcome.


3 posted on 09/30/2010 8:16:22 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: MatthewQuigley

Well, with such a formal standard (and I agree with it mostly), I guess Michelle is seldom allowed in the Wing.


4 posted on 09/30/2010 8:16:26 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: MatthewQuigley

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.


5 posted on 09/30/2010 8:16:39 AM PDT by TexasPatriot1 (Legalize the Constitution)
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To: MatthewQuigley
" Vernon Baker, of St. Maries, Idaho, was the last living black World War II Medal of Honor winner.

OMG just WAIT till black voters hear about this - he'll lose ALL their support. /s

6 posted on 09/30/2010 8:16:47 AM PDT by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: MatthewQuigley

If GW Bush or any Repub President had done this, the libs would be screaming racism.


7 posted on 09/30/2010 8:17:09 AM PDT by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: MatthewQuigley

If GW Bush or any Repub President had done this the libs would be screaming racism.


8 posted on 09/30/2010 8:17:31 AM PDT by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: MatthewQuigley

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.


9 posted on 09/30/2010 8:18:39 AM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: MatthewQuigley

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.


10 posted on 09/30/2010 8:18:52 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: BFM

You said it!


11 posted on 09/30/2010 8:18:52 AM PDT by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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To: MatthewQuigley
but the family had been invited to tour the West Wing, which houses the president's office and where casual dress is prohibited.

Stained blue dresses are preferred!!!

12 posted on 09/30/2010 8:19:12 AM PDT by ontap
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To: MatthewQuigley

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.


13 posted on 09/30/2010 8:19:18 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: BFM

The widow and grandson are white.

Interesting situation indeed.


14 posted on 09/30/2010 8:20:30 AM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: Republic

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.


15 posted on 09/30/2010 8:20:48 AM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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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.


16 posted on 09/30/2010 8:21:19 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: MatthewQuigley

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.


17 posted on 09/30/2010 8:21:50 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: whitedog57

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.


18 posted on 09/30/2010 8:22:11 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin, Zone 4 to 5)
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To: Keith in Iowa
...a day after the World War II hero was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. ...........
19 posted on 09/30/2010 8:22:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Shorts & a t-shirt are appropriate dress for Disneyworld... but a funeral/burial at Arlington??? Really? Really???

Had you read the article closely, you would have learned that they were invited to tour the White House the day after the funeral.

20 posted on 09/30/2010 8:23:25 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: justlurking

>>>Had you read the article closely,

And had you scrolled down the thread before popping off...


21 posted on 09/30/2010 8:24:50 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My observation is that the WH protocol office is out of its mind on a regular basis.


22 posted on 09/30/2010 8:25:47 AM PDT by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

>>>WH protocol has taken leave of its senses.

The people in leave of their senses are the parents. You’ve been invited to the WH. You plan accordingly with appropriate dress. Despite the present occupants, it’s not an amusement park, and people should dress appropriately.


23 posted on 09/30/2010 8:26:53 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: MatthewQuigley

You’d think there’d be a stash of ties somewhere to rectify the situation. You know, like a stuffy restaurant.

Hard to believe the only solution WH staff could come up with was to recind the invitation.


24 posted on 09/30/2010 8:27:04 AM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: MatthewQuigley
A pot smoking Kenyan can have his wife wear her hooker clothes and get in but not the family member of a MOH recipient because he was wearing shorts in the summertime??? Michelle Obama and her kids wear shorts on Air Force One. Disgusting!


25 posted on 09/30/2010 8:27:14 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
And had you scrolled down the thread before popping off...

You were the one that threw the tantrum.

When I started my reply, your's was the last one on the page.

Your failure in reading comprehension is not my fault.

Grow up.

26 posted on 09/30/2010 8:27:33 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: justlurking

>>> Your failure in reading comprehension is not my fault.

>>>Grow up.

physician, heal thyself.


27 posted on 09/30/2010 8:29:05 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Red Badger
Wonder how far the widow and her little grandson traveled to be at the burial for her husband's honor and to go to the WH, they must have been so excited, to take the tour offered to them of the west wing.

This is a sad story.

I don't think liberals really like or get or even approve of medaling war heros, it probably makes them go all snarky inside and forces them to hold back the urge to vomit.

I certainly would like the name of the person, the top person, who decided to deny entry on the basis of this little boys outfit. I help pay the salaries of the dirtbags in our WH, as do all of you, and would appreciate a little transparency. The freak who did this needs to hear from all of us.

Of course, it all comes from the top down. After all...we have a president who often does not even stroll in our oval office until 9:30 A.M. in the morning and rolls up shirt sleeves to work-fusses if he can't get done early enough to have his cocktails. He has even complained about the hard work of being a president. He has a lot of creepiness going on....laziness is at the top.

28 posted on 09/30/2010 8:31:06 AM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: whitedog57
Turn away a 10 year old boy.
 
But Malik Shabazz is OK.
 

 


29 posted on 09/30/2010 8:31:40 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

This a$$hole we have to call a president, is a disgrace to the nation. He’ll bow and kowtow to every foreign ruler and potentate who wishes us harm, but treats allied leaders and military like their pond scum.

It pains me to see him occupy the same office as Reagan, Truman, and the others who came before him.


30 posted on 09/30/2010 8:32:09 AM PDT by cgchief
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To: Keith in Iowa

Grow up, idiot.


31 posted on 09/30/2010 8:32:39 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: MatthewQuigley
Of course there is a dress code. Jay-Z wore a suit to the "situation room"
32 posted on 09/30/2010 8:33:26 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: MatthewQuigley
Of course there is a dress code. Jay-Z wore a suit to the "situation room"
33 posted on 09/30/2010 8:33:32 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: AlmaKing

>>>Grow up, idiot.

Physician, heal thyself.


34 posted on 09/30/2010 8:33:46 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: MatthewQuigley

The article has a Facebook option. I will post as my update when I get home. I always encourage others of FB to do the same.


35 posted on 09/30/2010 8:34:19 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Casual dress is prohibited? I recall a video of Clinton and some joggers in sweaty running shorts and tee shirts in the Oval Orafice. I also recall Bill and the woman who wiped him down going into the side room.


36 posted on 09/30/2010 8:34:34 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: MatthewQuigley

I am sure the wife and daughters of the current office holder follow this rule to the letter. /s


37 posted on 09/30/2010 8:34:51 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: whitedog57

Malik Shabazz yes.

Grandson of Medal of Honor winner NO.


38 posted on 09/30/2010 8:35:24 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

From the article: “His shirt had a picture of his grandfather on it.”


39 posted on 09/30/2010 8:37:17 AM PDT by Amntn
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To: MatthewQuigley

Let’s see, Andy Stern, George Soros, JayZ, no problem.

Military hero family, no way.


40 posted on 09/30/2010 8:37:17 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: MatthewQuigley

But Obama putting his feet up on the desk in the oval office is perfectly okay. Especially when speaking to the Prime Minister of Israel.

About that protocol.........


41 posted on 09/30/2010 8:39:16 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Yup.

42 posted on 09/30/2010 8:42:55 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: MatthewQuigley

Bet they would have gotten in if the tee shirt had a pic of the OBamanator on it..Hope’nChange image...
Or if he wore a red indian sari....


43 posted on 09/30/2010 8:43:24 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: MatthewQuigley

If he had warn a Che T Shirt or a Black Panther T Shirt or a change T Shirt, he would have been welcomed.

The White House has become the outhouse of shame for America. My tagline sums up what has happened since Obozo was sworn in.


44 posted on 09/30/2010 8:43:59 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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45 posted on 09/30/2010 8:45:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: MatthewQuigley
There should be enough sense on both sides to keep this from happening.

Shorts and a t shirt simply aren't appropriate for the White House.

There is a staff of social/protocol employees at the White House who are tasked with making sure official visitors are gently informed of policy. Sometimes that requires hand holding. The staff didn't do their jobs here. It's extremely bad form to turn away someone you invited.

46 posted on 09/30/2010 8:45:29 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: Amntn
The little boy, with his gram...

was wearing a t-shirt with the PICTURE OF HIS GREAT GRANDFATHER ON THE FRONT-the WAR HERO buried just the day before......

He was probably SPECIALLY DRESSED in this for his big day to see the White House and was pleased to honor his grandfather this way...

LET's GET A NAME OF THE PERSON WHO DENIED THIS LITTLE BOY ENTRANCE EVEN THO THE LITTLE FELLOW AND HIS GRAM HAD BEEN INVITED!!!!!!

I have had it with the destruction of our WH and everything it stands for...to me this is episode is more than sad....it is reflective of the tenor this horrific group of snobs has laid upon our entire nation.

TRANSPARENCY? My big fat ass.

47 posted on 09/30/2010 8:45:34 AM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: Republic

THEY DESPISE THE MILITARY, AND ANYTHING OR ANYONE ATTACHED TO IT.
They probably laughed at them.................


48 posted on 09/30/2010 8:47:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: MatthewQuigley

Vernon Baker, of St. Maries, Idaho, was the last living black World War II Medal of Honor winner.

What’s one more slap in the face, after the many already receive from the black POS in the White House, and may I add...remaining comments self censored.

Frankly I’m getting as tired of him as I would get of any adolescent behavior. The “boy” has jumped way above his ability. I wouldn’t vote for him to clean up elephant dung, along a parade route. It would be a disservice to the elephants. No pun intended.


49 posted on 09/30/2010 8:52:25 AM PDT by wita
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To: Keith in Iowa
horts & a t-shirt are appropriate dress for Disneyworld... but a funeral/burial at Arlington??? Really? Really???

The burial was the day before the WH visit.

50 posted on 09/30/2010 8:53:20 AM PDT by Know et al (Spill chock want ketch awl yore miss takes.)
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