I am seriously glad to be here tonight at the annual Alfalfa dinner. I know that many you are aware that this dinner began almost one hundred years ago as a way to celebrate the birthday of General Robert E. Lee. If he were here with us tonight, the General would be 202 years old. And very confused.
Now, this hasn’t been reported yet, but it was actually Rahm’s idea to do the swearing-in ceremony again. Of course, for Rahm, every day is a swearing-in ceremony.
But don’t believe what you read. Rahm Emanuel is a real sweetheart.
No, it’s true. 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.
But these are the kind of negotiations you have to deal with as President. In just the first few weeks, I’ve had to engage in some of the toughest diplomacy of my life. And that was just to keep my Blackberry. I finally agreed to limit the number of people who could email me. It’s a very exclusive list. How exclusive?
Everyone look at the person sitting on your left. Now look at the person sitting on your right. None of you have my email address.
The elections were managed and organized by the Iraqi government with vital assistance from the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq. Iraqi police and military forces helped secure the polling sites and protected voters as they cast their ballots. This important step forward should continue the process of Iraqis taking responsibility for their future.
The United States is proud to have provided technical assistance, along with the United Nations and other international organizations, to Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission – which performed professionally under difficult circumstances.” —Statement from President Obama on the Iraqi Elections
I don’t know if they think of themselves in this way, but I really think that the high school class of 2008 changed the world in Iowa. I think Barack won in Iowa and then he won the election—it really came down to Iowa.
We realized that if we could get 20 kids from all 500 high schools, we would be putting ourselves potentially over the top in almost every caucus in the state.” —
Hans Riemer, Youth Vote Director, Obama for America
Rod Blagojevich (via think4yourself)
At this point watching him talk just makes me uncomfortable. Yet, I can’t look away.
It was unanimous.
my new impression of Illinois Governor (for now) Rod Blagojevich (via forwhenifeellikesharing)
i sold flu vaccines to new mexico legally!
And Bill Richardson! I worked with Bill Richardson! Cause you know…he doesn’t have his own ethics issues right now or anything.
Blago…you’re not being impeached for providing health care…you’re being impeached for being a sleazeball
He makes no sense.