Obama sticks it to Putin - refuses to attend Sochi Olympics

Not only is President Obama snubbing Vladimir Putin by staying home, there will be no high level government official attending the Sochi Olympics at all. And to really rub Putin's nose in it, Obama named tennis great and gay activist Billie Jean King to the delegation representing the US. USA Today: The White House delivered a strong message of opposition to Russia's anti-gay laws Tuesday with the announcement of its delegation to the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics. The White House delegation will include an openly gay athlete: tennis great Billie Jean King. It will not include the president, first lady or the vice president, all who headed the previous four Olympic delegations, or a cabinet secretary, only a former one. This marks the first Olympics since the 2000 Sydney Summer Games that a U.S. president, vice president, first lady or former president has not been a member of the delegation for the opening ceremony, which will be Feb. 7 in Sochi. A statement from...(Read Full Post)

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