Monday, January 12, 2009
The original caption to this photo:
Army Spc. Nicholas Rupple representing Vice President-elect Joe Biden and Army Staff Sgt. Derrick Brooks representing President-elect Barack Obama salute during the playing of the National Anthem during a dress rehearsal for the Inauguration Ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009.
Seriously? I think you can do better.
Two US servicemen demonstrate the proper salute for passing coffins draped in the US Flag, in preparation for the incoming administration's soft stand on terrorism, the closing of Gitmo, and the appointment of weak hands to the offices that'll enact/change/repeal policies & laws that have kept us safe these past 7 years.
From the Encyclopedia Galactica, est 2095A.D.
Jan 20, 2009 3:22 P.M.: Forced to improvise when Joe Biden got the President-Elect hopelessly lost in D.C. Traffic, Supreme Court Justice Roberts swore in two random members of the security detachment. By the time Obama and Biden were found a month later, the two stand-ins had been so successful that the 28th amendment to the Constitution had been passed and ratified, setting up the Presidential Lottery system that has served this country well for almost a hundred years...
Washington DC (November 23, 2010) (AP): With unemployment at 22.3%, mired in deeply unpopular wars in Pakistan and Belize, and under siege by a livid US public and media 24-months into a botched administration, the Obama White House today unveiled their new "executive stand-ins (TM)".
The two Air Force sargeants appeared before the White House Press corps clearly baffled and terrified. "We were told to put on these signs and get our "...asses out there", a clearly terrified Staff Sgt told Reuters. "We were told to come to the White House to volunteer for a very important and suicidal mission. I'm scared".
The press was directed to consider the "stand-ins (TM)" as fully representing the administrations views and policies on any and all questions "...you guys want to ask them. Just leave us alone for God's sakes".