At a press conference today, President Obama called the Marines to hold umbrellas over himself and the Turkish Prime Minister.
For the record, that is exactly two more Marines than he called to save the life of Ambassador Chris Stevens:
Sadly, this is how our President sees the Marines:
Hat Tip: Weekly Standard
The commander in chief of the American armed forces today forced a violation of Marine Corps regulations, so he wouldn’t get wet.
According to Marine Corps regulation MCO P1020.34F of the Marine Corps Uniform Regulations chapter 3, a male Marine is not allowed to carry an umbrella while in uniform. There is no provision in the Marine Corps uniform regulation guidelines that allows a male Marine to carry an umbrella.
Nevertheless, during a press conference under a light drizzle with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan this morning, President Obama allowed the First Head to be protected from the elements by an umbrella held by a male Marine corporal.
And I guarantee that Marine is getting all kinds of crap from his fellow leathernecks.
That is, if Obama didn’t order him to the brig after learning he violated the uniform regs.