She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and she laughs without fear of the future.
— Proverbs 31:25
Whatever you think of President Obama, or of the American presidency itself, on many levels this is a strange use of a U.S. Marine.
To be clear: Presented with photographs showing a long and robust precedent, and establishing that many Presidents have enjoyed this same and particular service, I’d wager that most past and present grunts would say the same thing.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPH
By Doug Mills. The New York Times. Today, accompanying this.