Oddly enough, I don’t recall federal workers being given “liberal leave” to attend tea party rallies.
President Barack Obama marked the 50th anniversary of the civil-rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom by pointing out how the movement inspired and was reflected in quests for freedom from Eastern Europe to South Africa, and in the everyday economic struggles of all Americans.
Speaking on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in the same place and hour that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. made his historic “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, Mr. Obama recognized the majesty of Dr. King’s vision for a truly equal America, while addressing the grass-roots economic, educational and social disparities that continue to plague the nation’s minority communities. […]
The march ended at the Lincoln Memorial, where Mr. Obama spoke while standing in the same spot on the steps where Dr. King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech.
Washington, D.C., federal workers were given the opportunity to take a “liberal leave” day to participate in the observation.
“Because of the history and being so close I didn’t want to miss the opportunity,” said Pam Bennett, 54, who works for the government.
And while I’m at it, why is a taxpayer-funded Park Ranger holding an umbrella for Al Sharpton?