Teddy Roosevelt was about to deliver a speech when a would-be assassin shot him point blank in the chest with a .38 caliber pistol.
Waiving off his physicians, Roosevelt went on and delivered his speech, with bullet lodged in his chest, and blood seeping into his shirt. He spoke for well over an hour.
THEN he accepted medical attention.
Meanwhile, in the world of unicorns and fairy dust…
Today Barack Obama was delivering a speech in the Rose Garden and it began to rain. Bravely exposing himself to the danger that moisture might damage his hair-do, the president ordered an active duty United States Marine to stand in the rain holding an umbrella over him as he spoke.
No. Doesn’t leave me speechless, but I occasionally avoid profanity. Assume I used the word “candy-ass”.
ADDED – BONUS TRIVIA QUESTION!
How many Marines were holding umbrellas on the president’s orders in the Rose Garden today?
ANSWER: Two more than he had protecting a US Ambassador in a war zone on 9/11/2012.