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Obama Shares Lighter Moment With Washington Elite; Kids Swearing Chief Emanuel

February 1, 2009

President Obama joked, “For Rahm [Emanuel, the White House Chief of Staff], every day is a swearing-in ceremony.”

That joke referred to the preident’s second swearing in ceremony and Emanuael’s notorious swearing on a daily basis.

“Every week the guy takes a little time away to give back to the community. Just last week he was at a local school, teaching profanity to poor children,” according to Obama. Excerpts of Obama’s remarks were released by the White House.

President Obama attened the Alfalfa Club dinner last night in Washington DC.

The Alfalfa Club was started by four Southerners in Washington’s Willard Hotel in 1913. Its sole purpose was an annual night out for the boys, and it took its name from a thirsty plant that sends its roots deep down looking for liquid refreshment.

Read about the dinner from CNN:

Associated Press:

Read some history on the Williard Hotel:
Willard Hotel’s Historic Civil War Role

Incoming White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel gestures prior ... 
Incoming White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel gestures prior to the inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, in Washington, January 20, 2009.(Jim Young – UNITED STATES/Reuters)

Psst. President Obama: Meet The White House Media

January 27, 2009

No President of the United States ever got to the White House following less media criticism and more respect, praise and adulation.

And no President of the United States ever looked more perplexed during his first week in office when the media appeared to be asking tough questions.

“Was there a bible at the swearing in do-over?”

“Why do Republics say your request for bipartisanship wasn’t genuine?”

And on and on.

Today, maybe the media caused President Obama to make a change in the stimulus bill….

Obama Calls Reversal, Asks Pelosi to Remove Family Planning, Contraception Funds from Stimulus

CNN’s Jack Cafferty probably said it best:


He spent three full days in office last week and in those 72 hours discovered a few things. The press room is where the press is, and if you don’t want the press to ask you questions, don’t go there.

If you’re going to ban lobbyists from working for you, you have to ban the one who used to lobby for Raytheon from working in your defense department as well.

Jack Cafferty

If you’re going to close Guantanamo, you have to have a plan for what to do with the inmates there. A couple of former ones have turned up in recent al Qaeda videos.

You can’t overturn President Bush’s executive order banning abortion funding for charitable groups overseas without incurring the wrath of anti-abortion groups in this country.

Read the rest:

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