‘My Son Is Not Very Optimal — He Is Also Very Dead’: Mother of State Dept. Official Slain in Libya Blasts Obama Remark

U.S. Constitutional Free Press

The mother of a State Department official killed during the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya blasted President Barack Obama’s “not optimal” comment about the deaths of four Americans, saying, “My son is not very optimal — he is also very dead.”

Pat Smith, mother of State Department computer expert Sean Smith, told the Daily Mail Friday that Obama’s remark on “The Daily Show” was “a disrespectful thing to say and I don’t think it’s right.”

“How can you say somebody being killed is not very optimal? I don’t think the president has the right idea of the English language,” Smith, 72, told the Mail from her San Diego, Calif. home. “It’s insensitive to say my son is not very optimal — he is also very dead. I’ve not been optimal since he died and the past few weeks have been pure hell.”

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