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3:55
Obama appears in Rose Garden with Marine holding an umbrella

4:03
Rand Paul says that the president is setting a dangerous precedent by having Marines carry umbrella and wonders if he is abusing posse comitas

4:07
Louie Gohmert says that having Marines carry umbrellas is a sign of tyranny

4:14
Darrell Issa decides to hold hearings on the quickly evolving umbrella gate – says that it is essential Obama let Marine who carried umbrella testify

4:17
White House says it’s fine if Marine testifies

4:23
Issa says Marine is not welcome to testify

4:33
Marine says he wants to testity

4:41
Issa says Marine can testify but only behind closed doors

4:46
Wolf Blitzer wonders what the president is hiding by not letting Marine testify

4:53
Jonathan Karl says he has seen a memo that states Marines would be asked to carry umbrellas against direct orders so they can be humiliated

5:15
Politico publishes front page article that the Obama presidency is “All wet and all over.”

5:20
Every show leads with memo about humiliating Marine

5:23
George Will prints story in Washington Post saying umbrella gate proves global warming is a hoax

5:26
CNN obtains actual memo which says Marines can eat food at the reception if they would like

5:28
ABC stands by Karl memo, says there is perhaps a conspiracy against them

5:31
Republicans demand White House release all memos related to Marines

5:33
White House releases all memos related to Marines

5:37
ABC stands by its story

5:41
It come out that a Republican aid actually suggested to the Marine that he hold the umbrella for Obama.

5:43
ABC stands by its story

5:45
Politico prints front page story that Obama deftly handled umbrella gate story saving the Obama presidency.

5:48
Issa schedules a series of hearing on umbrella gate, but no Marine will be allowed to testify unless he holds an umbrella for him next time it rains.

5:53
Talking Points Memo declares umbrella gate over

5:57
President is seen ordering Dijon mustard on his hamburger

6:01
Louie Gomert says Dijon mustard is the food of tyrants

6:05
Politico names the incident hamburger gate.  Fox names it Dijon gate.  Mike Allen gets in wrestling match with Megan Kelly.

7:21 the next morning
Joe Scarborough is stunned by umbrella gate and thinks it is Nixonian

7:22
Mike Barnicle agrees.

Originally posted to wilbur on Fri May 17, 2013 at 06:01 PM PDT.

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