The simplest decision in the world is screwed up because we have a petulant Malignant Narcissist in the White House who won’t accept not being the center of attention.
I also suggest his refusal to go is based in a probable fury over his little campaign against the new senate being overshadowed by the Paris terror attacks. And that’s likely how he views it: a situation that ruined something for him.
President Barack Obama regrets his decision not to send a top White House official to represent the U.S. at a march in Paris on Sunday that drew dozens of world leaders in a show of solidarity against terrorism, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.
The response to criticism that neither Mr. Obama nor his leading stand-in, Vice President Joe Biden , attended the event marked a rare public admission of a mistake by the White House.
“I think it’s fair to say that we should have sent someone with a higher profile,” Mr. Earnest told reporters on Monday. “I think the president himself would have liked to have the opportunity to be there.”
The highest-ranking U.S. official at the march was the American ambassador to France. Mr. Obama didn’t make that decision, Mr. Earnest said, adding that no one at the White House brought such a request to the president’s attention. Mr. Earnest declined to say specifically who made the decision to send the ambassador, except that it was a White House official.
And this is excellent. Once again, Ed Henry doesn’t take BS for an answer from Obama flak Josh Earnest:
And here’s one of my assessments offered at Twitter:
"A gathering of world leaders." Perhaps the ultimate reason why Obama wasn't in Paris.
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) January 11, 2015