December 22, 2009
Obama spread a little holiday cheer with a visit to the Boys and Girls Club in northeast DC, where he read “The Polar Express” and shared a basket of cookies with the kids. He also took the opportunity to chat about the meaning of Christmas. Although the cookies don’t exactly fall in line with FLOTUS’ children’s nutrition work, can you blame POTUS for handing out Bo-shaped cookies?
I was up baking these all night! (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Obama expressed surprised at the technologically advanced gifts the kids were hoping for. His response to hopes for Playstations and cell phones? “Whatever happened to like, asking for a bike?”
October 22, 2009
Our POTUS granted an interview with NBC yesterday, and spoke at length about the role of women and the sacrifices they must make. He talked about Michelle, in particular, balancing work and family, and how he had to work through his “obtuseness” regarding the relative burdens of having a family, especially in a household full of women. *Sigh* If only all men were so introspective!
As the interview points out, Obama won the female vote during the presidential election, and one of this first acts as president was to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act.
Did Nancy not get the "women wear red" memo? (AP/Ron Edmonds)
POTUS defended himself against accusations about his recent “sexist” all-men basketball game, responding, “I think this is bunk.”
"Fine, I'll invite Hillary to play next time." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
October 10, 2009
Our favorite first pet celebrated his first birthday yesterday (and certainly wasn’t overlooked by POTUS and family, despite all the excitement over the Nobel Peace Prize). Here are some of BOL’s favorite first dog moments!
Wanna be my running mate for 2012? (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Joe Biden's got nothing on you Bo! (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
You LIE, Bo! (photo from REUTERS/Mike Theiler)
Mr. President, I, too have some thoughts on healthcare. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
October 9, 2009
President Obama said he was “surprised and deeply humbled” by the Nobel Committee’s decision to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. But of course, he’s keeping things in perspective.
According to the Huffington Post, POTUS said that after he received the news, [his] “daughter Malia walked in and said, ‘Daddy, you won the Nobel Peace Prize, and it is Bo’s birthday.’ And then Sasha added, `Plus, we have a three-day weekend coming up.’ So it’s — it’s good to have kids to keep things in perspective.” Just another day in the White House!