But Obama bravely played only nine holes of golf on Sunday and told a bunch of jokes at the White House Corespondent Dinner, where’s his standing ovation?

(Statesman) — Honoring Sunday’s U.S. military operation that killed terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden with tears, words and applause, the Texas Senate this morning gave a lengthy standing ovation to those who carried out the successful strike in Pakistan.

Applauding with the rest his colleagues was state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, who was critically injured when one of the terrorists’ planed crashed into the Pentagon in Washington.

More than 3,000 people died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including strikes on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center towers in New York.

Following a brief, emotional speech to a silent and somber Senate Chamber, Birdwell led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance. Several senators and spectators dabbed tears from their eyes.

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