Sunday, September 28, 2008

To Know He Does Know His Name

Tracy Jopek was watching Obama's (televised) speech (in Texas last Feb.) and had no idea he would mention her son. She said his speech hit just the right tone she was trying to send by giving him the bracelet.

"I couldn't believe it. It was such an honor, such an honor," she said, her voice breaking. "To know that he does know his name. It means a lot."

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The Democratic presidential hopeful wears the bracelet given to him by Jopek, of Merrill, Wis.

Fast forward to:

During the presidential debate on Friday Barack Obama anticipated and countered John McCain’s bracelet story with his own- except he had to look down and “uhhhh” read the bracelet (SGT Uhhhh) to remember the soldier’s name.


Here’s the video:

1 comment:

sy said...

I guess that's a shame. Similarly, it's a shame that Palin doesn't know what the Bush doctrine is, didn't actually say "thanks, but no thanks" to the Bridge to Nowhere, cannot explain why Alaska being close to Russia says anything about her foreign policy skills (which actually says a lot, it's just not positive) and could not think of 1 thing McCain did increase financial regulation in his two plus decades in the senate. Obama stumbled on the name of one soldier. Come on.