A Unique Birthday

Birthdays are usually rather neat events. One celebrates them with family and friends and as a rule, a god time is had by all. Today is the President Obama’s 49th birthday and we wish him well. But it seems that this birthday will not follow the norm. You see, the President  will celebrate this particular birthday in Chicago without his family.

Seems that the First Lady had a previous engagement and will be  on the Mediterranean coast of Spain with her younger daughter in  the Costa del Sol area, aka the Sun Coast. Don’t know the exact name of her hotel, but it is  a 5 star and her party has booked 60 ( originally said to be 30 ) rooms.  I believe she is meeting with King  Juan Carlos, the  country’s head of state, during her visit. Does that make it a diplomatic event and thus taxpayer-funded? Probably so.

Anyway, the President is going to Chicago and staying in his own home. While there he will doubtless catch up with some old friends. Let’s see, probably not former  Gov. Blagojevich but perhaps Mayor Richard Daley. It might be good if they discussed the crime wave sweeping through the Windy City.

What makes this even more interesting is that Press Secretary Gibbs was asked about the President being apart from his family today.  The question was phrased so as to ask if there was any family tension. Desiring to retain his job, Gibbs gave quite a diplomatic answer by saying they would be together soon.

But really, the First Lady has already given the President quite a gift. Emails were  sent out ( probably in the thousands, I’m guessing) ostensibly asking  loyal  Democrats to wish him  a happy birthday. The catch is they were directed to a link by which they could donate money to the Democrat Party. I’d say that in itself was gift enough!


August 4, 2010 - Posted by | Media, Politics | , , , , , , , , , ,


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  2. Just a second, maybe it’s not Barack’s real birthday, no one know what his birthday really is! His wife maybe knows that it’s not his birthday so she’s not there with him to celebrate a false one! The Barack Obama family may celebrate his birthday later or maybe has been celebrated earlier in private. 🙂

    Comment by goodtimepolitics | August 4, 2010 | Reply

  3. Hey, with these folks, guess anything is possible. Bet she is having a good time in Spain though.

    Comment by Tarheeltalker | August 5, 2010 | Reply

  4. A birthday present for our great president just before the mid-term elections! 🙂


    Comment by goodtimepolitics | August 6, 2010 | Reply

  5. Hey I just had to make this commentTarheeltalker, 🙂
    Don’t people think it’s alittle strange that Obama’s wife and daugther plans a trip to Spain on her husband’s birthday? How many wives would do such a thing and to top it all off leave their husband to celebrate his birthday with another women Oprah Winfrey at their house in Ill.? I was already thinking of how strange the frendship of Barack and Oprah was back during the campaign in 2008.
    I asked my wife if she would have done that and she said NO! Maybe Barack’s wife forgot what birth date was on the fake birth cert. that Obama posted on the internet!
    Just thinking remind you. LOL

    Comment by goodtimepolitics | August 6, 2010 | Reply

  6. Shucks, maybe he wanted her to go to Spain. Who knows?

    Comment by Tarheeltalker | August 7, 2010 | Reply

  7. The First Lady gets a vacation costing we the taxpayers 1/4 million dollars and she gave her husband a present the way I see it. Great birthday presents! 🙂

    Comment by goodtimepolitics | August 8, 2010 | Reply

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