Saturday, January 24, 2009

Commander-in-Chief Misses His Mark

Great St. John's angle on the Commander-in-Chief's Ball on inaugural night.

About seven minutes into the video below, President Obama talks via satellite to seven members of an Illinois National Guard unit stationed at Camp Phoenix, near Kabul, who are helping train the Afghan national police. The first soldier to speak is Sgt. Major Mark Bowman. He and his wife, Karen, are friends of St. John's own Eric Sherman and Kathleen Driscoll.

Because of the tape delay, Mark appears to interrupt the President (sort of like the Chief Justice administering the oath of office a few hours earlier). Catching himself, Mark says, "Go ahead, sir."

God bless and protect these young men and women and speed them home to their families.

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