The reward both ladies received courtesy of Barack Obama was to be ignored by Barack Obama. lol, maybe being ignored by Barack Obama IS A REWARD.
You know what, it's STILL NOT A STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION to imagine Barack Obama inviting the two ladies INSTEAD of the two men to the White House. Honoring people who care enough to get involved, even when they themselves may not have the physical strength to fend off two people behaving oddly, who could notice them looking and attack them, is HEROIC.
So much for the "taking personal responsibility and doing your part to help make your own neighborhood a better place" speech that Barack Obama likes to give in inner city areas about How to make your own neighborhood better by actively participating.
And where was Michelle Obama to step in and perhaps offer to host a meeting a the White House with these two very brave, and very caring ladies? (hint, hint alert).