U.S. Ambassador Skips UK Unveiling Of Reagan Statue

People take their turn to pose for photographs beside a statue of the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan after its unveiling outside the U.S. embassy in London, Monday, July 4, 2011. The 10 foot bronze was unveiled Monday to mark the centenary of Reagan’s birth. (AP/Matt Dunham)


What was so important that Obama’s ambassador to the UK decided to miss a foreign country honoring one of our leaders on the Fourth of July?


“Our ambassador should be here,” said Lynn de Rothschild, the American entrepreneur who is married to Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and was one of Hillary Clinton’s key fundraisers in 2008 as well as a supporter of several Republican presidential candidates. “This was an historic dinner to mark Reagan’s centenary and to celebrate him as the man who ended the Cold War. What could not be more important?

“Why is our ambassador not here on Independence Day? No excuse. How is it that America is not represented in this room by our ambassador? It is appalling that no representative of our government is in this room. This has the feel of petty partisanship.”


Will this administration’s slights against the British ever stop?

Posted on July 5, 2011, in Dumbassery, Politics and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Please! Slights against the British? Get over it.

    An Obama flunkie not attending an unveiling of a statue honoring President Reagan is an attempted slight against President Reagan’s legacy; where it took place is utterly immaterial.

    Of course, the Gods being the Gods and they holding true to the real sons and daughters of America, perhaps it was just the fear of divine retribution. After all, anyone appointed by Obama would profane and desecrate such a ceremony just by being there, as Obama does the White House.

    • I was hoping someone would say it was a slight against Reagan, not the British. Truth is, it is both. Thanks for the comment.

  2. stillasocalgal

    There is no excuse for this. What are we paying this man to represent the United States of America in the U.K.? It’s WAY too much!! Send his little useless self home and find someone who will DO the job!!!!

    • He was doing the job his employer tasked him with doing. I’m sure he’s not considered useless by Obama, whereas Obama would have likely considered him worse than useless if he had attended.