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January 03, 2009

Obama To Continue GWB's Inaugural Ball Honoring US Troops

Obama to Have Inaugural Ball for Military Only


President-elect Barack Obama will have a Commander in Chief's Ball during his inauguration with military personnel, their spouses and those wounded fighting in the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as guests.

In announcing this Thursday, officials said that tickets for the Jan. 20 military-only ball will be free to guests. The formal event will be at the National Building Museum in Washington.

"It is a privilege to honor our men and women in uniform during our inaugural festivities by continuing the tradition of the Commander in Chief's Ball. Our troops represent the best America has to offer, and without their dedication and sacrifice we would not be able to enjoy the freedoms that we are coming together to celebrate on January 20," Obama said in a statement released while he vacationed here in his native Hawaii.
"They deserve our thanks and our gratitude. Michelle and I look forward to attending the Commander in Chief's Ball and sharing this special evening with representatives of our armed forces," his statement said.

Aides say most of the guests will be enlisted personnel and junior officers. Others will be active duty military members, active duty National Guard and National Guard Reserve members. The guest list also will featured those injured in military actions, families of those killed in combat and spouses of those deployed.

Obama and wife, Michelle, are scheduled to attend 10 official inaugural balls. Scores of other events are planned for the celebration and crowds variously estimated as high as in the millions are expected to descend on Washington.

President George W. Bush first had a ball to specifically honor the uniformed services.

Officials have not yet determined how tickets will be distributed.

Wild Thing's comment.........

An inaugural tradition initiated by GWB, not HO-bama.

Yet he has given aide and comfort to the enemy but attacking the war in Iraq, by voting against funding the troops, and by voting against the surge that brought us victory in Iraq.

.... Thank you Les for sending this to me.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 3, 2009 05:40 AM


I thoroughly agree that the ones who MOST deserve any ball are the brave men and women that have and that are serving our Country. However, an inaugural ball is not the venue for it. At least not in this instance with BHO.

Posted by: BT in SA at January 3, 2009 09:01 AM

Thanks WT and Les.

Bogus-Potus Ho-Bama is like an old corporate manager where I used to work, he never associated with the lowly workers in the field unless they were about to rip the place to shreds, then he'd come out of his ivory tower, dress in blue jeans and try to pass himself off as one of us to assuage the harm done by one or more of his dictates. His posturing didn't work but he tried to bamboozle the workers into thinking he cared, he didn't. Neither does Obama, he desperately needs the military support, but he stood and pissed on them as a show of disrespect during the primary, it's unlikely that they'll forget or forgive. He's not the original elitist to look down his nose at the troops.


Posted by: Jack at January 3, 2009 09:14 AM

Well, let's face it, BOGUS POTUS probably needs the extra manpower to protect his half-white ass.

Posted by: Eden at January 3, 2009 09:21 AM

The best way that BOGUS POTUS and his wife can "honor our men and women in uniform" is to not show up to the Ball where they would force the military present to uncomfortably show faux respect to them. Honor the military by not cutting their budget by 25%, by not waving the white flag of defeat by leaving Iraq before the job is done, and do what Gen. Petraeus says not what you said that you would do to get elected.

Posted by: Les at January 3, 2009 05:05 PM

BT in SA, I agree, I don't want the troops used by him or his wife for photo ops and things like that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 3, 2009 06:50 PM

Jack, thank you, that is the word I was trying to think of "posturing".

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 3, 2009 06:57 PM

Eden, haha yes he would never make me feel safe.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 3, 2009 06:59 PM

Les, good one. LOL yes please do NOT show up, just leave them alone to have fun without Obama bugging them, photo op galore them etc.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 3, 2009 07:01 PM