Obama Sends No Representatives To Beheaded American Funeral

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    Aug 26, 2014 12:43 AM GMT
    ... but he sent 3 to the funeral of the thug who assaulted the convenience store clerk.

    President Barack Obama sent no White House representative to the memorial Mass held yesterday in Rochester, New Hampshire, for James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) terrorists.

    President Obama, however, did send three White House aides to Monday’s funeral for Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American fatally shot in an encounter with a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.


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    Aug 26, 2014 4:02 AM GMT
    Leading the group for Monday's service will be Broderick Johnson, the chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force, an Obama initiative that aims to empower young minorities, the White House said Sunday.

    He will be accompanied by two representatives from the White House Office of Public Engagement, including deputy director Marlon Marshall, who officials say is a St. Louis native and attended high school with Brown's mother.

    Seems like a decent enough gesture in a potentially racially charged situation. Certainly if racial tensions increased, you'd be complaining he didn't do enough whether you cared or not.

    Is there protocol for the head of state to attend the funeral of the beheaded? If he doesn't attend will the mourners break out into mass beheadings?

    Who knows what thinking goes into this. I'm sure some stuff is pretty standard but also some political and some strategic. Maybe they didn't want to draw even more attention to terrorists or elevate that situation in a way which maybe might encourage the increasing of ever more beheadings?

    Meanwhile, I'm trying to imagine SB as Chief of Protocol getting ready a White House dinner.

    Not quite this...

    I'm picturing something in between

    ...but not quite that either.