In Defense of …

People are upset because President Poopy Pants left the awards ceremony for a Medal of Honor recipient before the ceremony concluded. I’d say Captain Taylor likely missed out on sharing the same fate as Hampton Hawes.

Hawes famously observed:

“I’ve been shot at and missed and shit at and hit. That’s a saying out of my childhood and it’s come true more than a few times along the way.”

― Hampton Hawes, Raise Up Off Me: A Portrait of Hampton Hawes

As a soldier, Captain Larry Taylor was shot at and missed. As a retired soldier it is likely, Captain Taylor narrowly avoided being shit at and hit. Fortunately, poopy pants boogied before the end of the ceremony. The Pope wasn’t quite so lucky.