Tuesday, May 29, 2012

John Glenn

Ohio's own John Glenn, former Senator, former astronaut, Marine pilot, was in attendance at the White House today for the awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Here are the honorees, as listed at the White House website:
 Madeleine Albright, John Doar, Bob Dylan, William Foege, John Glenn, Gordon Hirabayashi, Dolores Huerta, Jan Karski, Juliette Gordon Low, Toni Morrison, Shimon Peres, John Paul Stevens, and Pat Summitt. To read a brief biography for each of the recipients, visit the White House website.

••••••  Mitt Romney's new BFF, Donald Trump, is absolutely disgusting and other people know it too.

...All of this Trump talk begs a simple question: Why is Romney associating himself with a man who is the public face of the debunked idea that President Obama wasn’t born in the United States and, perhaps more importantly, a man whose sole principle in life is self-promotion?

The Obama campaign quickly sought to make political hay out of the Trump-Romney connection.

“Mitt Romney’s continued embrace of Donald Trump and refusal to condemn his disgraceful conspiracy theories demonstrates his complete lack of moral leadership,:” said deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter. .”If Mitt Romney lacks the backbone to stand up to a charlatan like Donald Trump because he’s so concerned about lining his campaign’s pockets, what does that say about the kind of President he would be?”

Mitt Romney should be ashamed of himself.  Donald Trump should be fired from NBC. Please call/write NBC and let them know that Donald Trump's attacks on President Obama are wrong.  Why does Romney pal around with a person like Trump? 
It might be time for Donald Trump's Apprentice program to be over.  Contact NBC to offer your complaints about Donald Trump's ridiculous attacks on our President.

•••••  Where was Josh Mandel today?  In his office?  No.  Josh Mandel, Ohio's Treasurer, was on the campaign trail today.  Has he taken a leave of absence to campaign?  Does he still get paid even if he spends time out of the office campaigning for another job?