Father of fallen soilder snubed by the white house

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Lue C Fur, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    It was bad enough that after Sgt. Sean Collins was killed in Afghanistan his parents received a senator's letter of condolence with the wrong name.
    But the soldier's father says the White House added to the sting by subsequently turning down a request for President Obama to personally call Collins' mother.
    Pat Collins, a retired lieutenant colonel, told Q13 FOX in Seattle that the family was told last month that the president could not fit it "into his schedule" to call mother Linda Collins about their son's death. Pat Collins, who initially made the request with the White House, said he would've understood, except for the fact that around the same time, Obama found an opening in his schedule for a much-publicized phone conversation with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie.
    "He is the president of the United States, and he's a very busy man, very important man -- but then to find out that he fit it into his schedule to call the president of the Eagles to thank him for giving Michael Vick a second chance, that kind of burns a little bit," Collins said.

  2. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    lol . you didnt hear. Obama really called him about some environmental somethin or nuther brother.