Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Apparently the Obama advance team can't find Tucson or even Southern Arizona on a map. President Obama will visit Phoenix for a third time this year on August 16, as well as the Grand Canyon. Obama's 3rd Ariz. visit part of Western swing:
President Barack Obama will return to Arizona this month for the third time since taking office, underlining once more the significance the White House puts on a state he lost in the 2008 election but hopes to pick up in 2012.
Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha plan to spend the day in Arizona on Aug. 16, White House officials announced Friday. The Obamas will visit the Grand Canyon and Phoenix, said Adam Abrams, western regional press spokesman for the White House. Details of the president's public appearances were not immediately available.
Obama's visit to Arizona will coincide with the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at the Phoenix Convention Center from Aug. 15 to 23, fueling speculation the commander in chief will make an appearance. VFW spokesman Jerry Newberry told a Republic reporter earlier this week that the organization had invited Obama to speak. President George W. Bush addressed the group last year.
Well OK, fine, that makes sense. Presidents usually address the VFW and American Legion conventions when invited. So how about sending Michelle and the girls to Tucson for a quick visit? Maybe the ladies can show your advance team how to find this place for your next visit to Arizona (Michelle visited Tucson during the campaign, she knows where to find us, really she does).