Friday, February 13, 2009


When President Obama boarded Marine One for his first flight as commander-in-chief, he decided to break from tradition. Departing from the South Lawn of the White House for a trip to Williamsburg, Va., the new president extended his hand to a U.S. Marine standing in salute at the base of the helicopter's steps.

The unscripted gesture forced the Marine to break his stance and shake the president's hand before he returned to his posed position of hand at brow.

Considering he has a full time Protocol Coach at his disposal ~ Unacceptable & Disrespectful.