|The awful offense, from TPM.|
The problem, of course, is that in each of these non-troversies, a Google image search can find countless examples of other presidents--often GOP presidents--doing the same thing. And that's not even getting to the fact that civilians aren't supposed to salute. Chalk up that odd tradition to The Gipper.
Conservative Media Freaks Out Over Obama's 'Latte Salute'
President Obama disembarked from Marine One on Tuesday and saluted two Marines with a paper cup in his hand. For conservative talking heads the salute, which was captured in a video that the White House posted to its Instagram account, was proof positive of Obama's disregard for the military, ignorance of protocol, and general disrespect for the uniform. . .
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