night everyone

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama mark the beginning of Passover with a Seder in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House, April 18, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

15 Responses to “night everyone”

  1. 1 anniebella
    April 19, 2011 at 12:04 am

    The Obamas have done this every year they have been in the White House. Really nice of them.

  2. 2 Yardarm756
    April 19, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Nothing but class. “nite all.

  3. 3 Sonjia Duncan
    April 19, 2011 at 12:29 am

    I love that the Obamas show so much interest and respect for the different religious beliefs in this vast country.

  4. 4 M
    April 19, 2011 at 6:07 am

    I do not know how we could love, admire and appreciate this first family any more than we do. So much class. They have raised the bar.

  5. 5 Gloria Powell
    April 19, 2011 at 7:55 am

    The patient, persistent leadership by example of our President toward that “More perfect Union” which we so desire makes my heart soar. What a incredible gift to our nation is this man.

  6. 6 V C prezOfan2
    April 19, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Good Morning Chipsticks and the Gang! Hope our Tuesday will be a wonderful one, filled with joy, camaraderie, and purposefulness. And lots of pictures of the President! 🙂

    It is said that ‘every cloud has a silver lining’. Funnily enough, it has just occurred to me, that a silver lining of the unrelenting media focus on our President and his family is that the entire world is privy to the inner beauty of this family. They really are continuously demonstrating what a move towards a ‘more perfect union’ looks like. As M said above, they have raised the bar, and, they have done so in so many areas and so consistently that if you (are one of the haters who )think it’s an act, you’d have to admit that they are all excellent actors! I’ve actually started to think of them in my own mind as genuine ‘American royalty’. In a way, I do not envy the First Family of 2017 because there is now a very clear template of what, and how, the American presidency should look and feel, and while that is a good thing from my perspective, it will make it harder for them to slough off.;) IMO it’s actually not farfetched to say that the Obamas are rewriting the book on American presidency.

    • 7 Sue in Minnesota
      April 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      I agree they are definitely establishing new and very high standards. Hopefully, someone is in the pipelines who will be worthy and capable of rising to their example. It’s a long way off, and frankly, I get anxious thinking of that transition. I am grateful everyday and am comforted by the astute leadership of our President, Flotus and their administration.

      Hopefully America will have caught on, recognize and fully appreciate the ways this Administration has improved our government and consequently our lives. And they will recognize, respect, and be responsible for their ability to contribute in the process of government of the people, by the people and for the people.

      • 8 tally
        April 19, 2011 at 1:03 pm

        I agree with you both. Beautiful sentiments all.

        The one thing I take exception to, is the term “American Royalty” only because when I hear it, I think of the way the Bush family view themselves, and would caution anyone using that term really, although I understand how you meant it VC.

        Actually, the Obama’s are what just plain, DECENT FOLK. This is how GOOD PEOPLE, with MANNERS, and RESPECT for their fellow men – all who tread this planet, not just this country and continent – act. With grace, dignity, and generosity of spirit, word, and deed.

        We shall know them by their works.

        That’s why The Gods (singular or a collective) made Baskin Robbins – so EVERYONE can be happy!!!

        • 9 tally
          April 19, 2011 at 1:03 pm

          OBAMAS collective not Obama’s possessive. I am so fired.

        • 10 V C prezOfan2
          April 19, 2011 at 2:13 pm

          Tally, I have NEVER in any way connected the term ‘royalty’ with the Bush family! In my use of the term a certain dignity, decency and good manners are implied – a certain something (nothing to do with money) that helps you to stand out in a crowd. The Obamas have those qualities, and more, in abundance – Bush, IMO, not at all.
          [In truth though, I do not believe there is anyone more ‘royal’ than I (as a child of THE KING)].

          • 11 tally
            April 19, 2011 at 2:33 pm

            Exactly. Which is why I totally understand why and how you used it. 🙂 I certainly meant no offense!

            I just know that the GOPoison Party™ will grab any little thing they can and twist the hell out of it, like when they all said we were treating Obama as some messiah….. I am so not violent, but when it comes to them and their spew… well I’ll just say, they’re level of disrespect really enrages me. Obama chimp photo anyone???

            As far as Bush, Inc goes….. remember when Barbara went to Houston after Katrina? She made one of the most insensitive statements akin to the Marie Antoinette remark (that Marie Antoinette never said), about how being in the shelter in Houston was better than their own homes because they never had much to begin with, and how the whole Katrina thing was “working out quite well for them.”

            I connect Royalty (in a bad way) to the Bush family, since they seem to have the attitude of a dynastic monarchy… in that just being born a Bush they’re entitled to things the rest of we great unwashed are not.

            Anyway – that’s all I meant. Apologies if I upset you.

            • 12 tally
              April 19, 2011 at 2:34 pm

              I am grammatically STOOOPID today. THEIR level of disrespect. GAH! That’s what I get for trying to multitask. 😛

            • 13 V C prezOfan2
              April 19, 2011 at 11:28 pm

              ‘Offense’? ‘Apologies’? ‘Upset’? Are you trying to confuse me, Tally? 😉 Nothing you said was in any way offensive. I totally understood your points. I guess one of the drawbacks of this type of communication is that there is no way to include expression, tone, etc. You need not worry when talking to me. Favourite family members, especailly those who visit often :), are allowed to speak their minds in this family.

  7. 14 Jessica
    April 19, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I don’t see Michelle at all in this picture. 😦

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