According to the Associated Press, President Barack Obama will meet with members of the Navy SEAL team who killed al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden when he visits Fort Campbell in Kentucky on Friday. However, Governor Steve Beshear will not accompany the president during his first visit to the commonwealth.
The White House source didn’t provide any details of the planned meeting between Mr. Obama and the special operations team that raided the terror suspect’s compound.
Despite Mr. Obama’s negative approval ratings in the state, it speaks volumes that a sitting Democratic governor is missing an opportunity to be seen with the president and troops who killed the most notorious terrorist—during an election year—in order to fulfill his Oak’s Day obligations instead.
A Beshear spokesperson said the White House travel plans weren’t confirmed until late Wednesday, but political observers quickly popped that excuse.
Blaming his re-election fears on the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby. AND lying about when the President’s visit was confirmed. There was no “late last night” at all.
The visit was confirmed and arranged so early in the afternoon that it was able to be announced to the Kentucky press at 6:42 P.M. – hours later.
It’s a really tough call, isn’t it? Hanging out with rich people at Churchill Downs or standing with the President of the United States and members of the 101st at Ft. Campbell