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Obama appears in Rose Garden with Marine holding an umbrella

Rand Paul says that the president is setting a dangerous precedent by having Marines carry umbrella and wonders if he is abusing posse comitas

Louie Gohmert says that having Marines carry umbrellas is a sign of tyranny

Darrell Issa decides to hold hearings on the quickly evolving umbrella gate – says that it is essential Obama let Marine who carried umbrella testify

White House says it’s fine if Marine testifies

Issa says Marine is not welcome to testify

Marine says he wants to testity

Issa says Marine can testify but only behind closed doors

Wolf Blitzer wonders what the president is hiding by not letting Marine testify

Jonathan Karl says he has seen a memo that states Marines would be asked to carry umbrellas against direct orders so they can be humiliated

Politico publishes front page article that the Obama presidency is “All wet and all over.”

Every show leads with memo about humiliating Marine

George Will prints story in Washington Post saying umbrella gate proves global warming is a hoax

CNN obtains actual memo which says Marines can eat food at the reception if they would like

ABC stands by Karl memo, says there is perhaps a conspiracy against them

Republicans demand White House release all memos related to Marines

White House releases all memos related to Marines

ABC stands by its story

It come out that a Republican aid actually suggested to the Marine that he hold the umbrella for Obama.

ABC stands by its story

Politico prints front page story that Obama deftly handled umbrella gate story saving the Obama presidency.

Issa schedules a series of hearing on umbrella gate, but no Marine will be allowed to testify unless he holds an umbrella for him next time it rains.

Talking Points Memo declares umbrella gate over

President is seen ordering Dijon mustard on his hamburger

Louie Gomert says Dijon mustard is the food of tyrants

Politico names the incident hamburger gate.  Fox names it Dijon gate.  Mike Allen gets in wrestling match with Megan Kelly.

7:21 the next morning
Joe Scarborough is stunned by umbrella gate and thinks it is Nixonian

Mike Barnicle agrees.

Originally posted to wilbur on Fri May 17, 2013 at 06:01 PM PDT.

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