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    Obama snubs Brits on Thatcher funeral

    Obama snubs Brits on Thatcher funeral

    Who is surprised?

    President Obama’s delegation to the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is drawing some flak in London.

    Two former Republican Secretaries of State — James Baker and George Shultz — will lead the U.S. delegation to the Thatcher funeral on Wednesday.

    Some British press reports noted that the delegation does not include a former president or a member of the current Obama administration.

    “Friends and allies of Baroness Thatcher expressed ‘surprise and disappointment’ last night as it emerged President Obama is not planning to send any serving member of his administration to her funeral,” reports the Daily Mail.

    The Sun called it a “snub,” and said that “Downing Street is most angered by rejections from Obama, First Lady Michelle and Vice-President Joe Biden. And none of the four surviving ex-US leaders — Jimmy Carter, George Bush Sr, Bill Clinton and George Bush Jr. — is coming either.”

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    Sanddog | April 16, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I’m pretty sure Baker and Shultz were already on the guest list so it’s not like Obama is actually sending anyone.


     
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    Oregon Mike | April 16, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Prince Barry of Kenya is just about the most mean spirited person on the planet.


     
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    Icepilot | April 16, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    President Obama correctly recognizes the necessity of avoiding leadership comparisons between the likes of himself and the Iron Lady.


     
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    BannedbytheGuardian | April 16, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    In his tribute he stated that Michelle & he would be continuing her work.

    Also the WH lacks a Protocal Officer & no one knows WTF to do in formal situations. Who can forget his bizarre toast to the Queen during ‘God Save The Queen’. She had to tell him to put the glass down .

    Michelle is out because there is no lobster just little triangle sammitches.


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