If you can time travel, couldn't you have gone back and got the award from, I don't know, Ronald Reagan or someone? You know, someone you're not embarrassed to have your picture taken with?
I know what you mean, Scott. The award didn't exist when Reagan was in office...and when the President of the United States requests your presence...even though, I didn't vote for him...I still should show him the respect due his office. So Corky and I made the trip.
That being the case, couldn't you have just walked into his office and picked up the award?
Eddie, Is it annoying when commenters like Scott and me ask those "couldn't you have" questions? ;-)
Not really. It helps explain the story...besides, what's done is done. Obama got to have his picture taken with me and Corky - and Corky now wears the award.Romans 8:28, dudes.
Respect for the office. Hmm, I'll try to remember that next time I'm invited to the White House! Besides, I can respect someone's position and still not want to have my picture taken with them, right? Ala Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins.
It was pure protocol.
...besides, when Obama asked Corky about his outfit, Mr. Velveeta had a wonderful fifteen minute explanation of Romans 9 that the President had to listen to.
I bet he never heard that from Reverend Wright.(I capitalized "Reverend" out of respect for the office of Minister of the Word.)
This may be the ONLY good thing Obama has done since he's been in the White House!