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Tuesday, August 04, 2009


President Obama and Family

It is the birthday of the 44th President of these United States. The 48th birthday, to be exact. President Obama, we at this fine blog know that our voices are joining millions of others in wishing you a happy birthday, and a good year, and a great life. You have done your fellow citizens proud with all the good things you do, great and small.

It is also the birthday of veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas. Here's how President Obama acknowledged her birthday. What a guy!

Happy Birthday, Helen, the last of the true journalists! You keep holding their feet to the fire, no matter their politics, no matter their ideology. Happy Birthday to the First Lady of the White House Press Corps!

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At 7:36 PM, Blogger Ms. Manitoba said...

He's a mensch ... he really is.

At 5:54 AM, Blogger themom said...

I loved the cupcakes for Helen. I have loved her for quite some time.

At 11:46 PM, Blogger Chuck Butcher said...

I find it somewhat depressing to find myself 8 years older than the President of the USA. I suppose the thing about having birthdays is that the alternative somewhat sucks.

At 10:25 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Hey, Ms. M. - yep, he sure is Da Man.

Hey, themom - yeah, Helen is the Grande Dame of the WH Press Corp, and the President was very gracious to remember and celebrate her birthday in such a gallant manner. Every mother should have such a kid.

Hey, Chuck - yeah, it's kinda hard for me too, that young whippersnapper is young enough to be my baby brother or something. Still, as you pointed out, the alternative is better not contemplated.


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