Wednesday, April 22, 2009
100 ways Obama has changed America as he nears 100 days as President
This is an interesting article in The Independent listing the 100 ways Barack Obama has changed America: Obama: 100 days, 100 ways From closing down Guantanamo to planting vegetables on the South Lawn. David Usborne takes stock as President nears his 100th day It's fascinating to realize how many changes President Obama has already made in such a short time. I also didn't know about everything on the list. For instance, I didn't know these tidbits: It's a sort of weekly letter from the White House and few Americans pay attention. But at least now, anyone who's interested can watch as well as listen to the Saturday radio address* by the President. Since BO came in, it's been on YouTube, too. The Obama White House has been opened to regular visits by Washington-area schoolchildren to give them a first-hand view of government in action. Talk of building a fence along the US-Mexican border has fizzled – it was never practical anyway. Instead the US now has a border Tsar. He is Alan Bershin and his job will be to reduce violence near the border and stop smuggling – of bodies northwards and guns southwards. Not a salad dressing, Cinco de Mayo is the national holiday for Mexicans that is coming up fast. Never one to miss a chance to reach out to another community – a massive one in the US – this White House is planning a big 5 May bash in the garden. Hit the piñata, not the President. On the campaign trail he sometimes forgot where he was. As Prez, he did it again during his first foreign trip – to Canada. "It's a pleasure to be here in Iowa... er... Ottawa." Oops. *PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S WEEKLY VIDEO ADDRESS What are your thoughts about President Obama as he nears his 100th day in the White House?