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I agree with Robert Gibbs on this

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that it is "silly" to think that a 90-year-old Medal of Honor winner is being asked to remove a flagpole from his front yard.

    Retired Army Col. Van T. Barfoot, a World War II veteran, is fighting to keep the 21-foot pole at his suburban Richmond home. His homeowners association said the pole violates the neighborhood's aesthetic guidelines. It pushed back a deadline to remove it to Friday.

    Gibbs said during a briefing that he hasn't spoken directly to President Barack Obama about the flap. But he said "the president believes -- I think all of us believe -- that the very least we can do is show our gratitude and thanks to somebody that served our country so admirably."

    He went on to say that "it's silly to ... think that somebody that's done that can't have a flagpole and ... show the proper respect and appreciation that any flag deserves by flying that in their neighborhood."

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  2. billwald

    billwald New Member

    Jun 28, 2000
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    It is very silly that people buy into a closed community without reading the covenant and rules.