As you watched the 2013 Oscars presentation, and First Lady Michelle Obama appeared to present the award for Best Picture, did you notice the fine young men and women from the military services who stood behind her during her short live remarks and presentation?
Did you anticipate acknowledgement of their service? Did you wonder how the White House and Hollywood were planning to include, incorporate, or honor those young people resplendent in their parade dresss uniforms?
So did I.
Now I know the Obamas receive a lot of criticism from those who do not agree with them politically, socially, economically, etc. Some of the criticism is silly and over-the-top; some of it is valid as well.
But it's performances like last night that get people talking about the Obamas, their priorities and values.
As Michelle appeared live from Washington, D.C. to the Hollywood elite, many of whom contributed significantly to the president's re-election, she spoke about overcoming obstacles, courage, the importance of art to young people, and "that vitally important work" being done in Hollywood ...
Seriously ... Their "vitally important work" ...
(View the entire segment here.)
But never once was the presence of those young people in uniform acknowledged, their service recognized.
It appeared that those courageous young people in their sharp, well-appointed dress uniforms were there simply as drapery.
Did you notice?
What's wrong with that picture?