Barack Obama: The Not So “SHOVEL READY” Preisident … Attends Groundbreaking Event for Smithsonian African American History Museum, Only Barack Not Provided a Shovel…
More from the not so shovel ready President … or as they say, NO SHOVEL FOR YOU!
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended a ceremony for the groundbreaking for the first national museum dedicated exclusively to African-American history and culture. However, a funny thing happened on the way to the goring breaking, Obama had no shovel. How ironic seeing that following the failed $878 billion stimulus bill, the President was forced to admit that there were no “shovel ready” projects.
Its hard to pick up a shovel by hand when you have a golf club in them all the time
It was a rather odd sight: as an array of museum officials, including former first lady Laura Bush, took up shovels at the groundbreaking for the first national museum dedicated exclusively to African-American history and culture, the nation’s first black president sat watching, no shovel in hand.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended the ceremony Wednesday for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and he delivered remarks.
When he finished and returned to his seat, a call was put out for groundbreakers to gather at the front of the stage. Obama then stood, buttoned his jacket and prepared to join in. But an official whispered something to him and he sat back down as museum officials and members of the museum’s advisory council, including the former first lady, picked up shovels for the ceremonial turning of the dirt. The Obamas remained on stage.
Protocol does not seem to have played a role. Turns out, presidents throughout history have wielded shovels for groundbreakings.
Or is it as Weasel Zippers states regarding Obama’s lack of a shovel, Kings don’t use shovels, they are only for commoners? As Fox News Charles Krautheimer has stated in the past, would Obama really know about shovel ready attending Harvard Law School? Since Obama has no idea what a shovel is, what amazing imagery of Obama without a shovel.