Conservatives including Sarah Palin, Lou Dobbs, and Daily Caller staff have piled onto Obama for ordering marines to hold umbrellas over him and Turkish Prime Minister at an outdoor press conference.
"Obama breaches marine umbrella protocol," proclaimed the Daily Caller headline. "Americans carry their own umbrellas," wrote Palin on Facebook. (A photo of Palin shielded by an umbrella carried by an aide surfaced almost immediately.)
It's true that according to the Marines' rules, male marines must never carry an umbrella to shield themselves from the rain. However, that rule is trumped by Title 10 of the U.S. Code, "which states that members of the Marine Corps shall 'perform such other duties as the President may direct.'" according to the Washington Post.
Via the Washington Post and Facebook.