Obama was the first president not to go to the funeral of Supreme Court justice in over sixty years. The reason he was reputed not to go was a mystery although speculation centered supremely around golf. Watching this exalted ceremony, I found myself glad he wasn’t there, and also thinking at the same time Lucifer wouldn’t have been able to sit through it either; had Obama been there, I think the service would have driven his head to do a 360 on his neck and then spew forth pea soup upchuck.
But the White House just released the reason, replete with a photo op: Obama needed to spend today going through the records of possible Supreme Court nomines: a photo with him posed holding a binder was presented as proof.
But as a news person just said, this day is about Justice Scalia. For myself, I’m glad I could watch this perfect tribute without Bam-Bam’s presence. But, still, what a disgrace the president was not there, and how so not surprising. Mules in hawses’ harnesses.