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Annoying everyone…


“At the risk of annoying everyone here…” is how Deborah Charles prefaced her question to Barack Obama this morning after his announcement of Tom Daschle as the new Sec of HHS.

Hers was the ONLY question relevant to the news conference, and her prefacing comment was brilliant in that it a) shamed the previous reporters for obsessing about Blagojevich and b) exhibited responsible reporting by actually questioning Obama’s plan and how he intended to pay for it.

I just wanted to say how much I appreciated that question. It wasn’t a ‘softball’ and it elicited more information from President-elect Obama than we otherwise would have gotten.


Thank you: GBU Editor

REUTERS photo by Jeff Haynes

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Broadly speaking…


Obama says he won’t be smoking in White House

Noting that the White House was a no-smoking zone, Brokaw asked Obama, “Have you stopped smoking?”

I have,” Obama replied, smiling broadly. “What I said was that there are times where I have fallen off the wagon.”

The President-elect?


Obama says will confront economic woes head-on

CHICAGO (Reuters) – President-elect Barack Obama said on Friday the United States was facing one of its greatest economic challenges and vowed to confront the crisis head-on as soon as he takes office in January.

Why do you call a candidate “elect” when under US Constitution ONLY the Electoral Collage elects our president?

Drop me a postcard…


Your article should read “Post Cards to the President-Elect”. George W. Bush is still president, the last time I checked.

I was a bit confused when I clicked on the link and found the postcards were not to Bush.

Confusing pronoun?


Obama apologizes to Nancy Reagan for seance quip

After making the seance comment, Obama said in addition to speaking to all the living past presidents he had also re-read some of President Abraham Lincoln’s writings.

His wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, was said to have held regular seances at the White House.

Suppressing the story?


Chavez offers talks with “black man” in White House

CARACAS (Reuters) – Anti-U.S. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez predicted on Sunday the “black man” will win the U.S. presidential race and offered to hold talks with him to improve ties between the superpower and one its biggest oil suppliers.

This is a fascinating article. Eyebrow-raising indeed, and very newsworthy.

What’s even more fascinating is how your editorial staff is burying the article in the wrong section and the wrong subsection. Re-read the article and please tell me why it’s posted under “Reuters Africa /Energy and Oil”.  Is this an attempt to suppress the story?

The same guy?


We think that B. Hussein Obama is really Osama Bin Laden. Look at photos of them. The eyes are the same – all else could be altered cosmetically.  What greater humiliation could America take at this point, than to elect our ‘arch enemy’ as President? Look for yourself.
The M. Family

Uncanny.  Same smile, everything. How could we not have noticed this before? GBU Editor

Osama Bin Laden: REUTERS file photo

Barack Obama: REUTERS/Steve Marcus

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