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With a bouquet of roses in her hand, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (1929 – 1994) and, behind her, U.S. President John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963), greet the public at Love Field airport during a campaign tour in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. The President was assassinated later that day. (Photo by Art Rickerby/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Jackie Kennedy: The Pink Suit

Even those who were not born when Kennedy was President are not immune to the horrific image of that perfect woman in that perfectly beautiful suit covered in blood

Jackie Kennedy’s pink suit is an iconic symbol of the horrible tragedy that occurred Nov. 22, 1963.?The bloodstained boucle suit is still hidden away,?more than 50 years after JFK’s assassination.

Jacqueline Kennedy’s wardrobe was chock full of enviable outfits, but perhaps none is more firmly engrained in our collective memory than the pink suit she wore the day her husband, the nation’s president, was killed.

Images of John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the events that followed have been seared into peoples collective memory: the convertible crossing in front of the grassy knoll, JFK Jr.’s funeral salute, Jackie’s pillbox hat and pink suit, stained with her husband’s blood.

While some historic artifacts from the event have been displayed in the years following President Kennedy’s death, Jackie’s iconic boucle ensemble with navy blue lapels still remains hidden from public eye,?stored in a?”custom made acid-free box” in the climate-controlled National Archives building in College Park, Maryland along with Oswald’s rifle, bullets and bullet fragments from the shooting, the original windshield of the limousine, and more than five million pages of assassination-related records.

A “line for line” replica of Chanel (as first lady, she needed to be seen in American-made clothing), the vibrant outfit was one of President Kennedy’s favourites. Jackie wore it several times before that tragic day in November, and President Kennedy thought she looked “smashing” in it.

He asked her to wear the suit in Dallas.

And after he was shot, she refused to take it off, not at the hospital and not on the flight back to Washington, even though it was caked with his blood.

“Let them see what they’ve done,”?she said, refusing any suggestion that she clean herself up.

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Obama’s climate hypocrisy exposed

Obama thinks that climate change is the biggest threat to the planet…not Islam or any myriad of other things

And so he is doing his utmost to combat climate change…by flying in Air Force One to attend an Earth Day meeting in Florida.

Today, President Obama boarded Marine One to go to Air Force One to fly to Florida to drive by motorcade to the Everglades where dozens of reporters and others arrived by various mechanical contrivances to listen to President Obama give a speech about fighting global warming. The only thing “green” about that trip was the color of the helicopter he took to get to his jet.

Accordingly, many have pondered whether so much ostentatious travel is the best message to send on Earth Day. In fact, Mark Knoller asked Press Secretary Josh Earnest whether the trip “undermined” the President’s message, to which Earnest convincingly replied, “No.”

Just asking the question was enough to prompt giggles, chuckles, and perhaps a guffaw or two from the assorted media of the White House Press Corps. You can also hear someone say he could have taken a van, a nice shot across Hillary’s bow. She, too,?opted for the high life instead of the high road for Earth Day.

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