I thought you might want to see some video of President Obama getting his 50th birthday festivities up and running yesterday. His birthday, which is today, will feature a Blue Room “toast” by the staff and then a party for friends in the evening.
During the middle of the day, he made an unscheduled trip to a burger joint with his economic team, whom he should be firing instead of taking to lunch, in tow. He’s there with National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, OMB Director Jack Lew, an annoyed and supercilious looking Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Nancy-Ann Min DeParle, and Bruce Reed – he’s Vice President Biden’s chief of staff but he also ran Bill Clinton’s domestic policy shop and presumably is doing similar things now.
They all should be fired except Reed, who is a Democratic centrist and an original thinker who might have some good ideas about what to do next.Then Obama jetted to Chicago for his birthday fundraisers, where he sounded a little peevish for a birthday boy.
Rahm Emanuel, Jennifer Hudson, and a cast of dissolute looking characters whom I assume are stars of some type sang happy birthday to the president.