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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Obama Birthday: Barack Obama Turns 49 With Wife And Kids Out Of Town

CHICAGO — Alone on his 49th birthday, President Barack Obama fled the empty White House mansion and headed for a more intimate celebration with longtime friends in his Chicago hometown.

Obama has been living a bachelor's life for the past several days with first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha visiting Spain and daughter Malia spending the month away at an undisclosed camp.

Before leaving Washington on Wednesday afternoon with the family dog, Bo, Obama got a couple of presents he didn't have to unwrap and which the White House described as being the highlight of his day: telephone calls from the women in his life.

Mrs. Obama and Sasha phoned in their happy birthday wishes, followed by a lunchtime call from Malia.

"Needless to say ... both those calls were the highlights of his day," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters who traveled with Obama aboard Air Force One.

Obama's Secret Service detail got him a present, though Gibbs would describe it only as "heartfelt."

As the presidential motorcade pulled closer to his house in Hyde Park, neighbors lined the street to welcome him home with waves and signs, including "Happy 49th Birthday President Barack Obama" and "Happy Birthday Mr. President."

Obama's birthday – though a year short of the milestone 5-0 – also was viewed in this election year as a prime fundraising opportunity for Democrats, who fear losing their hold on both houses of Congress come November. E-mails, house parties and other forms of outreach sought to capitalize on Obama's big day.

Mrs. Obama even joined the act, asking supporters to sign an e-mail birthday card being distributed by Organizing for America, Obama's political organization. More than 1.2 million people had signed it as of Wednesday morning.

The Republican Party marked the occasion with a new website offering 11 different e-cards people can send Obama, including ones mocking the ethics problems of Democratic Reps. Charles Rangel of New York and Maxine Waters of California, and noting key Democratic election losses in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

Obama planned to help out with the money-raising on Thursday by headlining separate events in Chicago for the Democratic Party and Alexi Giannoulias, the Democrat eyeing the Senate seat Obama gave up to become president.

The president spoke earlier Wednesday at an AFL-CIO meeting in Washington and joked about not getting a birthday cake from his "good friends" in the labor movement. A cake apparently had been planned, according to union president Richard Trumka, but he said the Secret Service had nixed the idea.

Obama said he'd have a talk with the agents then joked, "They're probably eating it right now."

Courtesy, Huffington Post


Anonymous said...

Whoknows whether this guy is really guilty or not. "Ranger" Huff has been sopoitical over the years and his close ties to defunct sheriff officers like the infamous Chip Fairchild and Greg Arthur make this smell of vendetta. Whether or not the feds have good information fromHuff or not, Huff has overstayed his effectiveness here. If he wants toleave this area with honr, he should go now.

Anonymous said...

Huff? Sh*t! I hope we are not going to spend any money prosecuting anyone in the sheriff's department based off of Huff. I agree with the comment that he is tied to close to the people that were run out of office!

Anonymous said...

I know Youngblood and Buchanan will hyperventilate over this indictment, but both of them and Chip and Greg ought to have to leave the county if this man is not found guilty. In my opinion they were all shocked when Liberty Dispatch read the tea leaves and exposed them and used the anti-Obama sentiment too to restart the sheriff's department. Whatever happens, I encourage voters to tell Bobby Rader he needs to run for sheriff.

Anonymous said...

They Huffed and Huffed until they blew the house down?I will be so glad when this mess is settled. These Democrats will eat there own to get revenge. If Kelley is guilty, it is good to see we have shoveled some more of the crap we have had for over a decade out of that department! Chip, Greg, you could prosecute everyone with a badge on and you still were unceremoniously thrown out of office and WE ALL KNOW WHY.....

Anonymous said...

obama... the kenyan national, non president

Anonymous said...

Between Husien's birthday bash and Michelle's extra expensive (paid for with our tax money) vacation, I don't know which one made me throw up.