refused their permission for the news media to cover this event.
Instead of a row of coffins coming back from Afghanistan, Obama got to use only one as a prop.
Readers may recall that President Bush met privately on numerous occasions with families of our fallen but he NEVER ONCE took news media cameras and pool reporters along.
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney thought Obama's conduct was a bit odd. Here's a brief interview she gave to John Gibson on Fox News Radio:
LIZ CHENEY:"I think that what President Bush used to do is do it without the cameras. And I don't understand sort of showing up with the White House Press Pool with photographers and asking family members if you can take pictures. That's really hard for me to get my head around...It was a surprising way for the president to choose to do this."