This is one of these times:
The right wing predictably went mad. But then, so did the mainstream press, which also saw fit to make note of this most banal observation ever made in this CNN "report":
It's not a sight you'll see very often: two Marines holding umbrellas above President Barack Obama and Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
After sprinkles turned into a steady shower of rain midway through his Rose Garden press conference, Obama called over two Marines to hold the umbrellas aloft.http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/now-that-its-raining-more-than-ever.html
Regulations prohibit Marines from using umbrellas while in uniform. One reason: it makes it hard to salute.
According to Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Greg Wolf, the sight of uniformed Marines holding umbrellas is "extremely rare" and only happened because the president needed it.
And, of course, Obama is the commander-in-chief. If he orders Marines to hold umbrellas, they hold them, even if they can't properly salute.
And that's the problem isn't it? Those nice boys have to answer to that man.
And like the comedic gift that keeps on giving, one of the loudest tweeters screeching about The Great Obama Umbrella Scandal of 2013 is none other than the Wasilla Hillbilly herself:
Caribou Barbie, like many right wing twits, really has no concept of what internet archiving means as far as the eternal preservation of internet media content goes. Case in point -- here is a photo of Queen Nanook of The North with her own umbrella attendant:
They are such immature, petulant, and pathetic losers. They make The Gadfly ill just thinking about them.