It was big news when President Obama visited troops in Afghanistan this Memorial Day weekend to say thank you. It’s easy to forget that we are still a nation at war – the press and most politicians certainly don’t go out of their way to remind us. So anytime Afghanistan is put back in the news, as an activist and the older brother of an Afghanistan vet, I’m grateful.
In lesser but equally cool news, Brad Paisley, fresh off a great appearance on Prairie Home Companion, joined the president on Air Force One for the trip!
Brad Paisley is one of the few mainstream stars still singing real country – and apparently, he’s also a bipartisan patriot. Brad might have spent this weekend with the Democrat Obama, but earlier this year, he was busy teaching the first President Bush how to take a selfie:
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) March 4, 2014
— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) March 6, 2014