I don’t know if I’m being picky and a biased bitch but shouldn’t a Memorial Service be more along the lines of the readings of the Old and the New Testament like two of the politicians Eric Holder & Janet Napolitano did rather than running political speeches kind of like President Obama did? He did round it off and bring it more back in line like a memorial by the end, citing a beautiful quote of Christina Greene’s of jumping in rain puddles and hoping she is jumping in them in Heaven that was very touching, but I could have done without the clapping and standing ovations that Obama couldn’t help. I think people forgot that he being the President should NOT preclude the solemnness of the whole thing being a memorial service and maybe no clapping and interrupting the speech itself would be more acceptable!
Perhaps if the President himself had interrupted his speech for a minute, and reminded the people where they were and what they were doing in Tucson, they would have realized the inappropriateness of the applause and stopped, but I don’t know what the President was thinking, perhaps he thought the public needed the outlet and the release of their emotions, or maybe he didn’t even think it out that deeply. I don’t know. I just thought it was tacky, and I don’t know if family members of the dead and injured appreciated the almost carnival atmosphere of the gathering. Just saying. What do you think?
(C) Written by Evie Garone 1/2011
Hi, Evie. My husband said the same thing, why didn’t Obama ask for a more peaceful calm. Sorry, but I think that the answer is pretty clear: the President will take a nice stroke to the ego ANY DAY of the WEEK! From the beginning of the memorial with the Native American “blessing” which didn’t seem traditional to me, but as a white girl, what do I know, to the finale with Obama yelling, I was left in a stupor. Thanks for visiting my blog! And thank you for your perspective 🙂 Blessings!
Well, I understand, the Native American Blessing, they are big on that here in the South West, as this was their land. I live here in AZ and I get that but the rest of it left me mighty uncomfortable. I thought Obama looked like he had a sanctimonious smirk on his face which is par for the course since he thinks he is so much more intelligent than the rest of us! I liked your blog! Thank you for stopping by mine!! Evie
Nice job and a good review~~
Hey, thanks for the nice comment, drop by anytime. Evie