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  1. Patters

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    Interesting article is about steps Obama is taking to go outside the bubble, but the article makes it clear that a President, any President, is many ways a prisoner. (You also have to wonder if the White House is being run efficiently.)

    washingtonpost.com

    Obama's life as president is outsourced to about 25 assistants, 25 deputy assistants and 50 special assistants who act as a massive siphon to control the information that reaches his desk and schedule the meetings and public appearances that shape his days. A correspondence staff sorts through his mail and selects the 10 letters that he reads. Three calligraphers write his invitations and thank-you notes. Two "body men" follow him in lockstep to carry his jacket, supply his ChapStick and place his telephone calls.

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    Even though his family is served in the residence by a full-time staff of 92 that includes six butlers, three florists, a seamstress and a lighting expert, friends said the old Obama family rules still apply. Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, still wake themselves up with their own alarm clocks. They still make their own beds and clean their rooms, regardless of the housekeeping staff.
     
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  2. DarrylS

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    Prepare for the knee jerk response to this, just like Obama likes the AF-1.. but in reality it is how life is led in the White House...

     
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    My legs started throbbing when I read of the Obama children making their own beds, isn't it wonderful to have the Obama's as our very own, God has truly blessed America.

    LET US PRAY
    "thank thee oh lord for delivering unto us our blessed holy great Messiah, may all our children be as wonderful as our leaders children, may children all over the world follow this holy example by setting their own alarm clocks and making their own beds"

    OH JESUS CHRIST THE LORD THY GOD ALMIGHTY THANK YOU, OH JESUS IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL, GOD BLESS BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, GOD BLESS HIS HOLY EARS, BLESSED IS THE WOMB FROM WHICH HE EMERGED, BLESSED IS HIS FATHERS SPERM, BLESSED IS HIS MOTHERS EGGS, OH JESUS CHRIST THANK YOU.
     

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