We have a big wuss as Commander In Chief.
During a recent press conference with visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the precious POS forced a Marine to shield him from the light drizzle with an umbrella, thereby violating U.S. Marine Corps regulation.
Mike Piccione reports for The Daily Caller, May 16, 2013, that according to Marine Corps regulation MCO P1020.34F of the Marine Corps Uniform Regulations chapter 3, a male Marine is not allowed to carry an umbrella while in uniform.
Not even the President of the United States can request a Marine to carry an umbrella without the express consent of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, according to the Marine Corps Manual, the guidebook that defines protocol for officers and enlisted Marines.
The Manual‘s section 2806 paragraph 2, specifically states:
“The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations, published by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, shall be binding on all Marines. No officer or official shall issue instructions which conflict with, alter, or amend any provision without the approval of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.”
On a more serious note, the POS’s exaggerated sense of self-protection (from a drizzle!) is yet another symptom of pathological narcissism. Narcissists, having a grandiose sense of self-importance, are extremely protective of themselves — psychologically and bodily.
Some years ago, prompted by the peculiar behavior of a neighbor-friend “Dee,” FOTM’s Joan and I took an enlightening journey of learning all about the Narcissistic Personality Disorder. The three of us were best buds.
Although Dee was healthy as a horse and strong as an ox, she made much of herwrist lump — a bony protusion on her right wrist. It was not painful; nor did she have arthritis. But Dee would use her wrist lump as an excuse to avoid lifting heavy objects or do manual labor. So, like the fools that Joan and I were, we would do them for her. Although Joan has degenerative spinal disc disease, she would crawl on all fours under spiny juniper bushes on a steep slope to look for Dee’s cat, while Dee watched with her left hand tenderly and protectively cradling that right wrist.
H/t FOTM’s WildBillAlaska and pnordman!
Dr. Eowyn is a regular contributor to The D.C. Clothesline and the Editor of Fellowship of the Minds.