First Draft: ahoy there

March 25, 2009

It’s the day after President Barack Obama’s prime time news conference and two quotes that appear to have legs carrying over to today are:

“This is a big ocean liner, it’s not a speedboat, it doesn’t turn around immediately.”SEYCHELLES

And, in response to why he waited days to express anger at AIG’s bonuses: “It took us a couple of days because I like to know what I’m talking about before I speak.”

Some non-negative economic news out. New U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods unexpectedly rebounded in February, rising for the first time in seven months.

USA-HOUSING/MIAMIObama meets with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and then goes to  Capitol Hill to try and sell his $3.55 trillion budget to Congress by making remarks to the Senate Democratic Caucus. 

But then it’s off to the Greek islands, OK not quite. Obama will make remarks at an event to commemorate Greek Independence Day at the White House later in the day. Let the ouzo flow.

And speaking of freedom closer to home, the crown of the Statue of Liberty may reopen to visitors by the July Fourth holiday.

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Photo credit: Reuters/George Thande (luxury liner docked in Saychelles), Reuters/Carlos Barria (speedboat off Miami)

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the most used promise in the campaign”tax breaks for 95%of americans.guess what?not going to happen,change that we can believe in?

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