If you are mean like me, reading about Obama getting caught with his pants down is funny. It's not funny for the Jopeks and I am sorry for their pain.
When Obama pulled this stunt in the debate, I cringed. I thought just the way he came off talking about the bracelet was bad. "I've got a bracelet too" Childish and not sincere. But this! Holy cow, an NPR interview. Isn't NPR the Holy Grail of the Left?
Family Told Obama NOT To Wear Soldier Son's Bracelet... Where is Media?
By Warner Todd Huston (Bio Archive)September 28, 2008 - 03:53 ET
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.
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Hat tip The Corner