One More ‘Scandal’ Just Might Do It — Obama’s Umbrellagate
Yesterday the President held a press conference with visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. There was a light rain. A Marine Corps corporal held an umbrella over the Commander-in-Chief.
For most of us, this would pass unnoticed, except perhaps to wonder why they didn’t just move the presser indoors. But the good folks over at Tucker Carlson’s bastion of jounrnamalism, The Daily Caller, discovered a dark side to this otherwise innocuous event.
Obama breaches Marine umbrella protocol
According to Marine Corps regulation MCO P1020.34F of the Marine Corps Uniform Regulations chapter 3, a male Marine is not allowed to carry an umbrella while in uniform. There is no provision in the Marine Corps uniform regulation guidelines that allows a male Marine to carry an umbrella.
Not even the President of the United States can request a Marine to carry an umbrella without the express consent of the Commandant of the…
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