President Obama shakes hands with Admiral Mike Mullen following his statement detailing the mission against Osama bin Laden, May 1, 2011


President Obama and Vice President Biden attend a “Change of Office” ceremony as Admiral Mike Mullen ends four years as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The ceremony takes place at Fort Myer at 11 am.

Later in the day, the President does a live radio interview with Michael Smerconish.

In the evening, the President does a re-election fundraiser.


1:0 First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a DNC reception in Portland, Maine

3:0 Delivers remarks at a second DNC reception in Portland

5:30 Travels to Cranston, R.I., where she participates in a roundtable conversation with military spouses

7:0 Delivers remarks at a DNC reception in Providence, R.I.

44 Responses to “friday”

  1. 1 theo67
    September 29, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Just looking at this picture – in addition to the tremendous respect I have for Admiral Mullen and how he’s served this President – I can’t help but look at Hillary and think that she has been remarkable, as well. Even though the PUMAs and the Clintonites are making trouble for the President, I think her husband has more to does. She genuinely seems to respect President Obama and enjoy her job. And I’m so glad that the President has had this team to work with him on so very serious problems.

    As for Admiral Mullen – he has done a fantastic and admirable job. I think he’s actually enjoyed working for President Obama and being able to show himself as the good guy. Whether it’s been his championship for repealing DADT, or just speaking the truth about foreign affairs. He’s worked hard, always shown respect to the President and been honorable. I wish him well in his retirement.

    • 2 jacquelineoboomer
      September 29, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      theo67 – Those would have been my words exactly, had you not beaten me to it! I love and admire Adm. Mullen – he not only supports President Obama to the nth degree, he and Mrs. Mullen also support each and every member of the military and their families. He not only cares about Sailors, but also each member of the military from the other branches. I join you in wishing him “fair winds and following seas” in his retirement.

    • September 30, 2011 at 12:12 am

      Chipsticks, please promote Van Jones progressive group because he was on Lawrence and it appears he will be taking on the Tea Party.


    • 7 nathkatun7
      September 30, 2011 at 1:02 am

      Theo, I totally share your sentiments about Admiral Mullen. It’s really amazing to see the difference between real patriots who are not pursuing political careers and the politicians when it comes to showing respect to a duly elected President. Like you, I wish the Admiral a happy retirement.

  2. 9 utaustinliberal
    September 29, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Busy day for POTUS and FLOTUS. Wishing them goodluck in their endeavors.

    It’s also going to be a sad day. I’m going to miss Admiral Mike Mullen just as I miss former Sec. Def Robert Gates. They both showed the utmost respect for their respective offices and the utmost respect to the Commander-In-Chief Barack Obama. I wish Admiral Mike Mullen the best of luck and success in his future endeavors. He’s served his country with pride.

    • 10 jacquelineoboomer
      September 29, 2011 at 11:37 pm

      I also miss former Secretary Gates! Pretty sure he really, really respects President Obama – and he said so, often.

  3. 11 MeaBloom
    September 29, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Busy day for the Obama’s. Pray safe travel and mercy for them both. Night All!

  4. September 29, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    We can do it, when we work together as a united team. That team got Bin Laden. Admiral Mullen I wish you all the best in life.

  5. September 29, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    May I just interject something here. In an earlier thread today there was some disagreement with a blog post I wrote (Brand D) and I’d like to point out that the topic of that post was twitter, not blogs.
    Thanks to everyone who took the time to include excerpts from the post. I’m very humbled by your support.

    • 16 jacquelineoboomer
      September 29, 2011 at 11:48 pm

      I think it was an excellent post, Tien Le, and also thought you meant using our “power” outside of blogs. In any event, it was a great reminder to get the good word out!

    • 17 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      September 30, 2011 at 12:13 am

      Tien Le I loved your post. It is what I have been advocating for quiet some time. Very productive and ispirational. 😀

  6. September 29, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Does Maxine Waters now have a contract with MSNBC? I saw her on 2 shows tonight responding to that Herman Cain statement.

    • September 29, 2011 at 11:54 pm

      Can’t speak to that, but I like the theory I’ve seen floated that the GOP cut a deal with her: they’ll back off the ethics investigation/charges if she makes the rounds bashing the President from the AA point of view whenever they ask her. I think there’s a word for that.

    • 21 Mel
      September 29, 2011 at 11:59 pm

      Can we please stop talking about Ms Waters she is so irrelavent, I am really tired of her let’s move on , The MSM is so
      desperate for any contravertial comment about PBO. The MSM are scare shit PBO is doing everything right we must
      trust him he has never desapoint us. so stay calm. It will bevery dificult for any of the GOP candidate to keep up with PBO.

    • 23 anniebella
      September 30, 2011 at 9:15 am

      She is on any show which will allow her to spread her anti-Obama message.

  7. 24 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    September 30, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Lets take a POLL. When Gov. Chris Christie announces in the near future that he is running for president who do you think will win the GOP nomination? A.) Perry

    Christie might come out the most MODERATE out of all of them. Will that be enough to win his base and the primaries and if he does will he be able to cyphon New England and Mid Atlantic support from PBO? He will be the media’s new GREAT WHITE HOPE!! Are Obamabots afraid of a Christie run? Obama/Biden 2012!!

  8. September 30, 2011 at 12:29 am

    I know VP Biden meant well but I think he just agave the repugs an ad. They will definitely try to exploit his sstatement.


    President Obama’s administration has long cited decisions made under George W. Bush as one of the main reasons why today’s economy is in such turmoil. But Vice President Joe Biden dismissed that argument Thursday, telling Miami radio station WLRN that’s not relevant.

    “Even though 50-some percent of the American people think the economy tanked because of the last administration, that’s not relevant,” the vice president said. “What’s relevant is we’re in charge.”

    • 31 hopefruit2
      September 30, 2011 at 9:38 am

      Did you hear Biden say exactly those words? This is as reported by the medium you took it from so it may have been reported out of context by the media (who typically does that by the way).
      They’ve tried to exploit Biden’s statements in the past…recall the one in which they carefully edited his words about President OBama being tested in the first 6 months of his Presidency? The MEDIA exploited that to no end..but it didn’t get them very far.

      • 32 dotster3
        September 30, 2011 at 10:15 am

        I love Joe B. as much as anyone, but he does have trouble some time in how he presents his case. I am always a tad uncomfortable when he is giving an interview. I am never uncomfortable when the President speaks because he always presents his positions in the very best way possible, exquisitely.

  9. September 30, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Did anyone notice the leaderboard for Donna tonight. The person that is second in the number of donations has nearly as many donations and they have dollalrs. How can that be?

  10. 34 anniebella
    September 30, 2011 at 5:49 am

    I just heard this morning that Yemen reports that the American born citizen who is link to Al Qaeda is dead. His name is Anwar Al-Awlaki.

  11. 37 halo
    September 30, 2011 at 7:10 am



    U.S.-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed: Yemeni officials

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