Governor Mary Fallin and her family were on vacation in Puerto Rico but are supposed to return on Thursday, March 22nd. Lt. Governor Todd Lamb is at a conference in Washington, D.C.
The President is scheduled to appear in Cushing, Oklahoma today in order to speak about his support the of the southern portion of a pipeline to transport oil from Cushing to refineries in south Texas. Since Oklahoma's top leaders are out of town, Secretary of Commerce Dave Lopez will attend the event in Oklahoma.
The fact that Oklahoma's so-called state leaders 'snubbed' the President of the United States is totally outrageous. Oklahoma state leaders should at least have respect for the office of the President of the United States and, therefore, should have given President Obama the warm and friendly welcome for which Oklahomans are known.The fact that none of the state's Republican leaders could find time to personally meet and greet President Obama just goes to show that the state's leaders are ignorant and have poor judgment. Hopefully, their actions will not be interpreted as a reflection of how all the citizens of Oklahoma think and feel about President Obama.
Good grief! It's so pathetic. Our governor is a work of art. It's not easy being a democrat in this red-neck, republican state.