Medals for Oprah, Lugar beginning to tarnish

2013-09-03T00:00:00Z Medals for Oprah, Lugar beginning to tarnish nwitimes.com
September 03, 2013 12:00 am

President Barack Obama is awarding the Medal of Freedom to Oprah Winfrey and former Sen. Dick Lugar.

Chicago's own "O" probably earned our nation's highest civilian honor by setting the highest, uplifting standards for women in choosing the right hair style, makeup, clothes — even bras — all the while maintaining a long-term nonmarriage commitment.

Her endorsement of Obama's agenda through her magazines, TV program, interviews and huge financial contributions to the Democratic Party probably were not even a consideration in her selection.

Indiana's own Lugar probably earned his medal for accomplishing an amazing feat: In his long senatorial term he often was committed to endorsing the Democrat agenda all the while claiming to be a Republican! The president — and rightly so — is showing his gratitude by acknowledging Lugar's efforts.

However, someone needs to polish those medals as they are beginning to look tarnished.

— Joan Marinello, Valparaiso

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