By Wyatt Earp | October 2, 2010
The White House turned away the family of a recently deceased Medal of Honor recipient because of an alleged “dress code violation.” I wish I was kidding.
Family of Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker was denied access to the White House’s West Wing on Saturday, a day after the World War II hero was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Baker’s widow, Heidy, and grandson, Vernon Pawlik, 10, were denied entry because the boy was wearing shorts and a T-shirt. His shirt had a picture of his grandfather on it. A White House Web site doesn’t list a dress code, but the family had been invited to tour the West Wing, which houses the president’s office and where casual dress is prohibited.
Disgusting, but typical for an administration that has shown contempt for the troops. You can read about Lt. Baker’s valor here.