Sunday, September 28, 2008

Obama's Bracelet: What The Media Won't Tell Us

From NewsBusters comes this story:

Barack Obama played the "me too" game during the Friday debates on September 26 after Senator John McCain mentioned that he was wearing a bracelet with the name of Cpl. Matthew Stanley, a resident of New Hampshire and a soldier that lost his life in Iraq in 2006. Obama said that he too had a bracelet. After fumbling and straining to remember the name, he revealed that his had the name of Sergeant Ryan David Jopek of Merrill, Wisconsin.

Shockingly, however, Madison resident Brian Jopek, the father of Ryan Jopek, the young soldier who tragically lost his life to a roadside bomb in 2006, recently said on a Wisconsin Public Radio show that his family had asked Barack Obama to stop wearing the bracelet with his son's name on it. Yet Obama continues to do so despite the wishes of the family.

It's a situation that needs to be sorted out by reading the entire NB article. For more on the subject, you can read this one.

Apparently the mother (who is divorced from the father) is an Obama supporter and gave it to him. But, she asked him not to use it for media purposes. But regardless of the circumstances, he didn't even know the name on the bracelet without looking. That just shows how committed he is to veterans and further demonstrates he cares nothing about what he claims. How utterly sad it that?

(Crisp Military Hand Salute to Mustang, who sent this info to me via e-mail.)


Greg said...

"Me too!" My wife and I burst out laughing. Best moment of the debate.

Greg said...

I just saw Mary Ellen's comment on this moment - she caught what I had not: BHO had to look at the bracelet to remember the fallen soldier's name. Amazing.