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HOW FAR IN ADVANCE ARE EVENTS PLANNED, AND WHO MAKES THE DECISIONS?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jul. 14, 2012) — Last weekend, Lynn Sweet, Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, reported that Obama’s coming week consisted of three days of “meetings at the White House” and three days of campaigning, including today.
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday were the days Obama was to attend meetings, and Tuesday, Friday and Saturday were to be spent campaigning. Tuesday was spent in Iowa and Friday and Saturday in Virginia, although Obama returned to the White House on Friday night.
The official White House presidential schedule stated that Obama’s only commitment on Thursday, July 12, 2012 was receiving the “daily press briefing” at 9:45 a.m. On Wednesday, the schedule shows that he had two meetings: one with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and the other with “Democratic leaders,” both of which were “closed press.”
Obama claims to be operating a “transparent” regime, but much of the time, the American people cannot see what he is doing. He spent the last two weekends at Camp David with no press, public events, or appearances in public.
Sweet’s reports are often published prior to the White House official presidential schedule is updated. On July 7 at 8:37 a.m., Sweet had first stated that Obama would be attending two meetings on Monday, July 9 at the White House. On July 8, at 10:19 p.m., Sweet expounded upon her original published itinerary for Obama for July 9 to include the television interviews and campaign events published on the White House schedule. Both the interviews and campaign events were “closed press.”
When were the television interviews and campaign events scheduled?
For Thursday, the White House website and Sweet’s daily guidance reflected the same information. The same appears to be the case for Friday, July 13, which Obama spent campaigning at several places in Virginia.
At 9:35 p.m. on July 14, 2012, the White House website shows “no public schedule” for Obama, while Lynn Sweet published an itinerary of campaigning for the entire day, which occurred, including an appearance with sound equipment in a “downpour” at the Walkerton Tavern in Glen Allen at 1:00 p.m. News reports of the event stated that Obama was “soaked to the skin” during the event. While some attendees had umbrellas or sought cover from the rain, Obama spoke for 25 minutes without protection from the weather after making an “unplanned stop” at a farm stand.
If the Obama campaign “passed out tickets earlier this week” for at least one of the Virginia events on Saturday, why were they not posted on the White House website? When are the plans and decisions made?
On Thursday, The Post & Email announced that a memorial service would be held for Victoria Windsor in Glen Allen on Saturday. The service was held at the Bennett Funeral Homeapproximately 11 minutes from where Obama spoke to his supporters.
When did Obama plan to go to Glen Allen and other places in Virginia on Saturday? Why were all of his campaign stops not posted on the White House website?
Has Obama’s story of vacationing on a Greyhound bus ever been told before?
On Tuesday, July 17, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and lead Cold Case Posse investigator Mike Zullo plan to reveal more of the information they have gathered about Obama’s background.
Editor’s Note: The Post & Email extends its condolences to the family and friends of Obama campaign worker Alex Okrent, who passed away suddenly on Friday. We would hope that Obama’s supporters would respect our grief for our good friend, Victoria Windsor, who passed away on Wednesday.