Washington (CNN) - President Obama seemingly preoccupied forgot one piece of protocol as he boarded Marine One on his way to Annapolis Friday.
Obama walked past the Marine at the bottom of the helicopter's stairs and didn't give the traditional salute.
Realizing his mistake upon entering Marine One the president pivoted in the doorway, jogged back down, shook hands and spoke briefly with the Marine, before boarding the helicopter for a second time.
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It may be traditional to see the C.I.C. salute when boarding or departing Marine One or Air Force One, but if you know anything about the military, you will know that it's not mandatory that he salutes. That goes for any officer of a higher rank. Just FYI.
Big nitpicking news!
Gee he must not be an American!!! Maybe Rand Paul will tell us his opinion!
As a service academy grad with 17 years on active duty, I know fully well what a military person would think at that moment. This is not news. Get on with something pertinent CNN! Shame on you.
This site is getting worse than Drudge.
Look, Ticker, we got Fox for stories like this. For that matter, we got MSNBC on the left flank. Can you guys just cover NOTEWORTHY political stories from a relatively nonpartisan stance? It's why many of us come here.
Not for much longer though, if you keep this up.
Obama is truly the Jackie Robinson of National Politics. He can't be just good, he's gotta be perfect.
There is not enough yawn in the universe to express how irrelevant this is
Breaking News................ Just in "Palin" says anti-American President Obama insults America Fails to Salute his country.
Whew........... thank god now the the daily news cycle is complete, we can all rest.............
This isn't news.
Why, do we ask, is CNN suffering?
He realized his mistake and made the necessary correction,that is a creed.
CNN get rid of this useless man called Dan Rothian. He is totally useless. You sent him there to report news. Now he is reporting what picks he made. Is that what means to get someone to report news??? We do not like these kind of reporters. They seem they are not aware what it means by reporting news. I am quite disappointed., and I am not eager to see this useless man reporting again. It is absurd.
Now Republicans will claim that Obama wants to cover up the incident, because he does not want the public to know that he is the kind of president who does not like to salute the troops.
don't ell the republicans they will want to impeach him.
Perhaps I've missed the newsworthiness of this article?
Now who's surprised! I think we are all aware that saluting a Marine is not a natural act for Obama. He does it as "part of the show" to appear presidential! Not unlike most progressives who go through (to them) the meaningless routines of the offices they hold!
He has NO military training whatsoever. That is to be expected of a Commander in Chief, who never actually served.
This babble is truly considered news worthy, and something we expect from the "Esteemed Fourth Estate"?? I think not on both counts! This might explain why news periodicals and the like are loosing the interests of their readership on a regular basis.
This is really scraping the bottom of the barrel – he realized his mistake and did something about it. What gives with all this pettiness??
For crying out loud, the Marine is only there to protect the president and the White House. Why must Obama take precious seconds to salute him. Other presidents wasted unimaginable time doing this silly gesture. Kudos to Obama for putting a stop to it.
"the "Esteemed Fourth Estate""
Hehe...the so-called Fourth Estate is a decadent and blighted area.
"For crying out loud, the Marine is only there to protect the president and the White House. Why must Obama take precious seconds to salute him. Other presidents wasted unimaginable time doing this silly gesture. Kudos to Obama for putting a stop to it."
Aaaw, did someone forget the burp you after your breakfast, little one?
Get real CNN.....
What a disgrace to this country!
Moro de guandules
Platanos fritos maduros
Dominican potatoe salad
Corn on the cob......