The parents of slain hero Sgt. Sean Collins have been slighted twice. First Senator Maria Cantwell sent a condolence letter, not spelling Collins' name correctly.
Then Collins' father, Lt. Col. Patrick Collins called the White House and asked if President Obama could call his wife, Linda to console her. The answer was that the president normally doesn't do such things.
But when Collins' father heard about Obama placing a call to Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to commend their signing of quarterback Michael Vick, Collins' father was angered:
“That burns,” Patrick Collins said Thursday.
“Any soldier that gets killed in action, you’d think the president would be calling someone in the family. There’s no politics in it. His predecessor did it,” Collins said.