Sen. Barack Obama was asked why he doesn’t wear a flag pin on his lapel any longer as he has done since 9/11.
“The truth is that right after 9/11 I had a pin,” Obama responded. “Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we’re talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security.”
“I decided I won’t wear that pin on my chest. Instead, I’m going to try to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testament to my patriotism.”
Politicians, especially those running for running for the highest office in the land, never say or do anything not directed towards a special interest group or so platitudinous to be tiresome. Which, of course, brings to my mind two questions.
A. To what group is Obama appealing to with the removal of the American flag pin?
B. If he has been wearing the flag pin since 9/11, why take it off now?