I have to say, I have read over the responses twice now, and am disappointed in some, but not shocked. Especially those that chose to attack me personally for raising the question. It isn't about me, it's about the US administration choosing not to pay respects to a former head of state of the closest American ally in the world.
And to those that believe that conservatives like myself are only posting about this because it is a reason to "bitch about anything Obama does", No. That's not it. Obama could have sent Biden, or even Michelle, and that would have been just fine. Considering that at Reagan's funeral, the Queen was present. I swear, progressive liberals just can NOT accept any criticism of their deity in the white house what so ever.
And lastly, the other thing that kind of sticks it the attempt to say that the Boston situation precluded Obama from going, and that might even be an excuse if they hadn't announced that no one was going prior to that even happening. See, the official explanation was that because of the importance of the up coming 'gun debate' they couldn't spare anyone to attend. So, the official explanation is that in a stunning moment of unintended honesty, the administration feels it more important to curtail as much of a constitutional right of the American people, than it is to show some class, and good manners and go to a funeral. It's like dealing with spoiled children.
Obama sent a higher level delegation to the funeral of Chavez than what he is doing here...I guess that is telling for sure.