oh to be in hawaii

President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base bound for New Hampshire

White House live


President Obama greets well-wishers as he arrives in Manchester, N.H.


…. having breakfast with the Corkery family in Julien’s Corner Kitchen in Manchester, New Hampshire


AFP: President Barack Obama’s personal aide, gatekeeper and basketball sparring partner Reggie Love says that one of the coolest jobs in the world sometimes has its downside: No air conditioning.

“The thing that used to kill me is that the guy loves to ride around with the AC off in the summertime,” Love said in an interview with an ESPN sports television network to be broadcast Tuesday on ABC television.

“And I get hot. I start sweating. And I’m like, it’s 80 degrees in this car. I’m going to pass out,” said Love, 30, who is due to step down later this year to attend the University of Pennsylvania’s elite Wharton School of Business.

…. Love told ESPN he was grateful to be a “very long passenger on an amazing ride” and that he’ll miss quiet moments with the president, including an evening ritual when Obama checks in to say what the next day holds in store.

“I know definitely I’m going to miss that,” Love said. “He’s been like big brother to me, a mentor. I’ve learned so much about life from him.”

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110 Responses to “oh to be in hawaii”

  1. 1 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 22, 2011 at 11:28 am

    ♥ ♥ ♥ Good Day Chips! Good Day TOD Family! ♥ ♥ ♥

    Barack Obama Quote O’ The Day

    So not only will their vision not work, it’s also not who we are. We don’t have that kind of cramped vision of what America should be. We don’t have a vision of America that says you’re on your own. Yes, we are rugged individualists. We are strong and self-reliant. Our economy grows because of extraordinary entrepreneurs and people who are out there pursuing their dreams and pursuing their ideas. That’s part of who we are. But we’re also a country that understands we’re in this together, that we are connected — that I will be more successful if you are successful.

    Have a great day, everyone! 😛

    • 2 jacquelineoboomer
      November 22, 2011 at 11:37 am

      PJ – Some days, we need these quotes more than others! I really, really needed these beautiful words today. Thanks, y’all!!!!

      Have a successful mini road trip, Mr. President!

      • 3 PoliticalJunkessa
        November 22, 2011 at 12:09 pm

        Enjoy, JOB :mrgreen: !

        • 4 geegee
          November 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm

          Thanks PJ. As usual the quote of the day is right on time. It never cease to amaze me how PBO’s remarks can have such a simplistic tone, but yet be so profound. Takes special talent to be able to do that-I think!

    • November 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      Ms PO, if it isn’t too much of a bother, do you think you could add the source of the quote? You know, the book, speech, occasion, etc.
      I’m grateful for what you are doing, as is, however. But, on the off-chance that it won’t add to much to your labors, I’d appreciate knowing a bit more. Thank you!

  2. 7 Zizi
    November 22, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Everyone have a beautiful day. Willard is gonna learn his lesson the hard way. Playing juvenile pranks in mendacity? PBO will crush, and he’ll not see it coming. Mitt should ask China what PBO did to them just last week.

  3. 10 Tulips
    November 22, 2011 at 11:30 am

    The president interview with Rev Al it starts at 12:00 keep checking the time. http://player.radio.com/player/RadioPlayer.php?version=1.2.12495&station=83

  4. 13 utaustinliberal
    November 22, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Sheesh that’s some dreary weather. Oh to be in Hawaii indeed. 🙂

  5. November 22, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I’ll say it again,……pics of AFO and The Beast never get old for me.

  6. 18 Tulips
    November 22, 2011 at 11:31 am

    pray for safe return.

  7. November 22, 2011 at 11:31 am

    November 22, 2011 10:45 AM

    The ‘third force’ Brooks has been waiting for
    By Steve Benen

    David Brooks seems discouraged by the era of political “stagnation,” but I have good news for him.

    Each party is too weak to push its own agenda and too encased by its own cocoon to agree to a hybrid. The supercommittee failed for this reason. Members of the supercommittee actually took some brave steps outside party orthodoxy (Republicans embraced progressive tax increases, Democrats flirted with spending cuts), but these were baby steps, insufficient to change the alignment.

    In normal circumstances, minority parties suffer a series of electoral defeats and then they modernize. But in the era of the two moons, the parties enjoy periodic election victories they don’t deserve, which only re-enforce their worst habits.

    So it’s hard to see how we get out of this, unless some third force emerges, which wedges itself into one of the two parties, or unless we have a devastating fiscal crisis — a brutal cleansing flood, after which the sun will shine again.

    Brooks gets one part of this horribly wrong. Dems on the super-committee did more than “flirt with spending cuts” — they were prepared to offer massive spending cuts, including major changes to Medicare and Social Security, in order to reach a bipartisan agreement. This is exactly what Brooks wanted them to do, and for him to ignore these details misleads his readers in a rather fundamental way.



    • 21 57andFemale
      November 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm

      And I would add: WHAT ‘progressive’ tax increases?!?! Republicans proposed closing a few loopholes, in exchange for permanent Bush tax cuts and ‘broadening the tax base’ (read: the poor and middle class pay even more while more and more wealth and tax cuts stovepipe up to the top).

      Lying sack of crap.

  8. 22 jacquelineoboomer
    November 22, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I only peeked at the photos, because I wasn’t sure our President would be glistening from raindrops, and I wanted to be able to post this! 🙂

    Quickly watched CNN. Jackals talking about Newt, trying to say “he’s nuts” without saying it. They used “controversial comments” as a way out.

    So, let’s see. He not only says poor children should do the work of the unionized janitors in their school, for money … but also says Hillary Clinton should watch the “Boys Town” movie to get an idea about why we should put children on welfare in orphanages.

    These aren’t crazy ideas; they’re just “controversial.”

    Then Newt’s former press guy Tony Blankhead says college kids are on the work-study program, where they work on campus to pay for some of their obligations. Thus, the nine-year-old janitor case has been proven.

    Uh, Hillary? The Secretary of State is responsible for children on welfare (I thought Newt and Bill got rid of welfare?) ?? Just because she wrote the book, “It Takes a Village”?

    Alert the media: America will be a third-world country, under Newt. Maybe we can get foreign aid from another country, and then we’ll all be eligible to live at orphanages. And our kids and grandkids could clean school toilets. Sound like a plan?

    Work hard, friends. #PressOn

    • 23 ChristiMtl
      November 22, 2011 at 11:43 am

      I think America would be a third-world country under any of these clowns jacqueline. It’s not the right anymore, it’s the far far far right. Extremists. They have no chance of winning.

      • 24 jacquelineoboomer
        November 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

        Right. No chance, in my mind, of being President.

        They are either still fighting the Clintons in the 1990s or living the “good old days” of the 1960s. Or they abide in some dark realm the rest of us can’t even imagine. The only problem is those are the type of far, far right people that vote in the R primaries – so further embarrassment for our country may be ahead due to these backrunners (to me, they are not frontrunners, by any means).

  9. November 22, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Hi Guys,

    Tune in Tuesday to “World News with Diane Sawyer” at 6:30 p.m. ET and “Nightline” at 11:35 p.m. ET for Rachel Nichol’s interview with Reggie Love

    Amazing Ride Nears End for ‘First Brother’ Reggie Love:

    • 26 jacquelineoboomer
      November 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

      Reggie!!!!! Off to set the DVR – thank you!

      • 27 HZ
        November 22, 2011 at 1:49 pm

        Thanks Donna. Love this young man. Admire his admiration for the President and going on to complete his grad work at one of the best business schools in the country. He could not have had a better mentor. God bless him on this journey as well.HZ

    • 28 utaustinliberal
      November 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks for the heads up Donna. You rock! 🙂

    November 22, 2011 at 11:40 am


  11. November 22, 2011 at 11:46 am

    AFP: President Barack Obama’s personal aide, gatekeeper and basketball sparring partner Reggie Love says that one of the coolest jobs in the world sometimes has its downside: No air conditioning.

    “The thing that used to kill me is that the guy loves to ride around with the AC off in the summertime,” Love said in an interview with an ESPN sports television network to be broadcast Tuesday on ABC television.

    “And I get hot. I start sweating. And I’m like, it’s 80 degrees in this car. I’m going to pass out,” said Love, 30, who is due to step down later this year to attend the University of Pennsylvania’s elite Wharton School of Business.

    …. Love told ESPN he was grateful to be a “very long passenger on an amazing ride” and that he’ll miss quiet moments with the president, including an evening ritual when Obama checks in to say what the next day holds in store.

    “I know definitely I’m going to miss that,” Love said. “He’s been like big brother to me, a mentor. I’ve learned so much about life from him.”


    • 33 ChristiMtl
      November 22, 2011 at 11:49 am

      I’m going to miss seeing him!

      • November 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm

        I suspect we’ll hear from him again in the future. I can’t expect after this ride in the public sector he’ll choose a career completely in the private sector. He might stay there awhile to start, but I suspect he’ll run for office down the line.

    • 36 Linda
      November 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm

      HuffingtonPoof Headline

      Obama’s Body Man Reveals President’s Annoying Habit !


    • 38 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 22, 2011 at 12:11 pm

      Cute anecdote. Goodness, could you imagine having PBO as a big brother/mentor?!?!? What a wonderful opportunity for Reggie. I’m sure PBO benefitted as well from having a little brother. Gonna miss Reggie, but I guess life keeps moving on….

    • November 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      “I’ve learned so much about life from him.”

      I would bet one of the life lessons he has learned is the importance of being an expressive husband and FATHER, even if you’re in a high profile job.

      • 40 HZ
        November 22, 2011 at 1:56 pm

        Hi vcprezofan2, I concur. I will miss Reggie Love being by President Obama’s side. The quiet moments had to be so filled with so much for Reggie to take in from the POTUS and the man behind that title. What a mentor to have in your life, the POTUS. Reggie, may your blessings continue to be full of joy, peace, and grace. God Bless you, young man.HZ

  12. November 22, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Good Morning TOD family.

    Thanks to all who found sooooo many useful sites in the lst thread. Today is a busy one fr me, but tomorrow I will add all these links to the WIW blog so we can access them easily in the future. You guys are good.

    Chips, the mock headlines” to die for, this place gets better everyday.

  13. November 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

    This is a video worth watching, sums up nicely what some in the Occupy movement are trying to do.

    • 44 bonkers
      November 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm

      WIW: I love the work you do and visit your site quite a bit and tell others to visit it too. I must say though that my patience is long gone for the “Occupy” mess. I left this at The People’s View in response to someone else and seems appropriate here in response to MoveOn’s and Reich’s misguided video:
      “President Obama had already started his “Pass This Bill” push across the country (hey, would that be a bully pulpit?), and was consistently and clearly, as he has always done since he’s been on the national stage, promoting strategies for how to strengthen the middle class and “redistribute the wealth” more fairly through changes in taxation, which is exactly what Repubs tried to hurt him with during the Not-Joe the Not-a-Plumber scam.

      Only thing OWS “changed” was damaging the fantastic momentum President Obama was creating for populist policy and how to get it actually enacted, and instead sucking up incredible amounts of energy and media focus on its own, incoherent mess of a “movement,” which as you correctly point out is now “F- the Po-lease!!!11!!” Uhh…this is not helping. Further, in Wisconsin, there was an actual strategy (I know, crazy, huh) to bring the police on to our side. The Sheriff of Dane County, where Madison is, was refusing to send deputies and many Madison City cops and police from all over the state and region, were marching in solidarity with teachers, firefighters, EMTs, and yes, Dirty F-in Hippies, proudly carrying signs identifying themselves and their union during their off-time. THAT is how to start a movement!

      The nonsense that is happening now was all completely predictable by anyone who has done the smallest amount of study of community organizing, and easily toyed with by the MegaMedia and its billionaire owners, which is what has been done and is continuing. Yet, those of us sounding alarm bells were ignored and shunned as corporatist shills by OWSers.

      OWS is hurting, not helping, the causes (what are those again?) they supposedly care about. President Obama changed the narrative long before there was any OWS.

      Simple question I’ve asked many people sympathetic to OWS, and have never gotten a response, so perhaps you know…Once Wall St, Davis CA, Missoula or wherever, are successfully “occupied,” then what’s next? And also, how will we know when a place is “occupied” sufficiently to move on to that next step?”
      Reich’s video is filled with police behaving badly. Doom and gloom. Robert, we know what the problem is and that the MegaRich have gamed the system – the disagreement comes when discussing what to do about the problem. This is where I lose my patience.

      There’s no mention of the fact that we have a President who is leading the charge and changing so many of the things “occupiers” say they care about. And it’s critically important we get back the House and strengthen the Senate in important elections less than a year away.

      My tin foil hat came out of the drawer right when OWS started getting tons of frontpage coverage EVERYWHERE when there were a few hundred people in one square in NYC, and it just so happened President Obama had just launched his “Pass This Bill” push a week or two earlier. It came out because I’ve been at organized protests with hundreds of thousands that have been virtually ignored in the MegaMedia (anti-Iraq Invasion and OCCUPATION in DeeCee several years back being one of the more well-known ones). The Billionaire owners of the ENTIRE MegaMedia don’t let stories become part of the public discourse if it hurts them financially, so when they let this story become big and even seem to promote it, it’s a giant red flag to me. It’s a “divide and conquer” strategy they’re trying this time, since they don’t have a Hillary Clinton campaign this time, and so many like Robert Reich are playing right into it, either knowingly or not.

      As President Obama always says, “There’s so much more that binds us than divides us,” so we might have to disagree about OWS, and hopefully we can all understand that every single bit of time and energy will be needed to get back the House and strengthen the Senate so that President Obama can continue correcting the wrongs perpetrated by the 1% for generations, as he has already done in so many ways. We do that be spending ALL our available time and money for politics on real, live community organizing door-to-door and at the water cooler….not fighting with police. Thanks for all your work, WIW!

      • November 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

        Thank you, bonkers. I am not a fan of Robert Reich. I stopped following him on twitter when he started obsessing about all these doom and gloom indicators that meant we were headed not just for a double dip recession but a full-blown depression. He is one of the more misguided people in the punditocracy. Lots of people on the Left just love the guy, but he’s a snake in the grass to me.

  14. November 22, 2011 at 11:54 am

    This article was encouraging,

    Across The Country, Faith Groups Rally To Support Living Wage Legislation

  15. November 22, 2011 at 11:56 am

    According to Romney Campaign this ad would be fair –

  16. November 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Good morning, TODville!!

    I just watched the whole Dinner with PBO video and I’m sitting here with tears streaming down my face. Why? I don’t know. It’s just a privilege to be a witness to all this love and respect for a great and humble man who works his heart out every day to do the right thing for so many in the face of such hostile resistance. I’m very grateful for President Obama every day not only for what he’s doing but because of who he is.

    • 54 ChristiMtl
      November 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm

      I had teary eyes when the President talked about his father…..very touching

    • 55 ber6964
      November 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      Me too Meta. He truly is amazing!

      • 56 HZ
        November 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

        Me to Meta. I am doing some home work for the President today, but I need to just hear his voice. It calms my spirit for right thinking. So I will listen to him read to me from one of his books. Plus, I will try to not take the pain meds, even the the pains is so rough today. But I am going to try this with focus.

        Thanks so much Chipsticks for all of your beautiful labor and all who contribute so much as well. I love you all so much. HZ

  17. November 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Egyptian revolutionary, Wael Ghonim: “The power of the people is much stronger than the people in power.”

  18. 59 dotster3
    November 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Audio only in N.H.?

  19. November 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    US, China officials reach agreement to remove trade barriers
    I have included a video of President Obama discussing China with US business leaders.


  20. November 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Gee, it sure sounds like NH has really soured on the President, like I’ve been reading all morning. HAW!!!!!!!!

  21. 64 dotster3
    November 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Obama on C-Span.

  22. 65 dotster3
    November 22, 2011 at 12:24 pm


    • 66 dotster3
      November 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm

      Crowd drowning them out with chants of “Obama!” PBO said he listened to them, and now they should listen to him.

  23. 67 symmetry11
    November 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    People interrupting his speech have just pissed me off. UGH!

  24. 68 Sly
    November 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Hello everyone it’s cold in Cali!cuddled up watching the Prez on Cspan life is good…Chip I love all u do 🙂

  25. November 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    So our President is having a Mic Check! His partial response ; ‘You go ahead and make your point and I’ll make mine,’

  26. 78 SueBee
    November 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I loved how he shut them down..Obama is the man!

  27. 79 SueBee
    November 22, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Was it a mic check they tried?

  28. November 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    The little girl (in the whitish top) on the lower right of the screen seems to be rocking to her own ‘drummer’. 😉

  29. 81 Don
    November 22, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    President Obama just mic checked the mic checkers.

  30. 82 debbyeOh
    November 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Wow! Watching NOW with Alex Wagner, Kristina Van(the Nation magazine chick) is schooling that ol Man Mort Zuckerman! Good stuff! Watching Mr President speaking now, he is just awesome! He handled the OWS open mic folks with such grace! #Press On!

  31. 83 ChristiMtl
    November 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    It seem to be confirmed that it was OWS people.

    #OWS people should be standing outside where the Republicans are holding their debate not talking shit at the President.

    They have lost me forever, I’m so mad right now……follow your leader Michael Moore and get lost.

  32. November 22, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Is this an elementary school? The kids look ‘young’ and they sure cheer a lot which leads to a LOT of interruption. Oh well, the President can handle this too.

  33. 86 mtmarilyn
    November 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I continue to be so impressed by this President. He can handle any situation with grace and end up having it be a teaching moment. I agree with the principal of the OWS moment but they need to go after the Repubs and sign up new voters. Obama isn’t their enemy.

  34. 87 GGail
    November 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Tell Congress – DON’T BE A GRINCH!

  35. 88 dotster3
    November 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Let’s do the right thing. Let’s meet the moment.

  36. 89 dotster3
    November 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    H.S. band having an opportunity to play their patriotic medley.

  37. 90 GGail
    November 22, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    A student there who was holding up an OBAMA t-shirt was so excited that he got a handshake from POTUS 😀

    • 92 bonkers
      November 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      Oh wow. That’s just brilliant! Now we get to watch Stanley Ann’s son make his next move and unite the majority of the OWSers under his umbrella. Amazing.

    • 93 dotster3
      November 22, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      Perfect response to that protest interruption by Obama.

    • 94 Lovepolitics2008
      November 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm

      I’m absolutely not surprised. As long as they go in full force when a REPUBLICAN gives a speech, I can live with it even if I don’t like it.

      Problem is that republican operatives are doing heavy screening at their rallies and they’re good at identifying young left activists.

      • 95 Obama Grandmama
        November 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm

        Exactly the same respectful reply he gave at an early 2008 campaign rally I watched televised where an anti abortion group was protesting within the rally as he spoke. He stopped the crowd from booing them, said they had every right to be heard it was a difficult question with many viewpoints about it. He continued on with how it was difficult for him to decide but that he felt it was a difficult decision for a woman to make along with her partner, parents, minister, and doctor. Respect is part of his being so you will see him be respectful time and time again in many different situations.

    • 96 nospin
      November 22, 2011 at 4:20 pm

      The media haz a sad.

      President Obama wasn’t supposed to handle them like that. lololololol

      This man is amazing. Ah to be living in the world of Obama. . . despite all the heated rhetoric. . . there is nothing like it. I wouldn’t trade the ability to be a part of this time in our history for anything.

    • November 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Seriously, OWS thinks they can go toe-to-toe with our President who isn’t afraid of anyone? He had to deal with sending our troops into Pakistan on a clandestine mission to capture/kill bin Laden. That could have been an epic fail and he survived that. He has to speak with families who have lost their loved ones in wars that he is executing. The man has a spine made of steel; what have they got but healthy lungs and attitude?

  38. 98 dotster3
    November 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Amusing to see teen-age boys turn around and giggle and celebrate with their friends when they get a handshake. (more of Obama “not connecting”—not connecting all over the place as people press in for a touch or a few words)

  39. 99 bonkers
    November 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Remember when (probably many of the same people) were doing this to President Obama at speeches about LGBT rights? He would just say they’ve already done so much so quickly, and just wait and see what we’ve got in store, and that we’re all on the same side.

    Yea, those people look pretty foolish now, don’t they, considering a historic 3 years for LGBT rights with President Obama at the helm.

    I’m glad they’re doing this now. They’ll flame out even faster than I expected as they marginalize themselves even more.

    • November 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm

      But here’s the point, I think. Because none of these people admit that they were premature, aimed their fire at the wrong person/party, the society at large learns nothing, or learns the wrong lesson. Even the CBC seemed to think that because the *so-called LGBT “community” [*because they did not scream, chain themselves, or insult the president on my behalf!] jumped-up in the President’s face that that made him listen to them and keep his promises. I’ve read about this viewpoint, usually from the TavisWest so-called radical clump of the Blackosphere: “Every other group makes noise and they get his attention, but Black people are just letting him slide because he’s a brother…..blahblahblah.” The real point is that because President Obama doesn’t hold grudges but sticks to his promises and the North Star that he’s aiming for, he got the job done—in spite of the fact that he was wrongly targeted!

      Because of the CBC stupidity in trying to embarrass the president they instead ended-up revealing their shabby, do-nothingess—and uniting communities of color.

      But again re OWS, savvy politicians are being out-maneuvered in these early stages by the PL like Moore, Maher, Ratigan, Arianna, Greenwald and other booksellers and ratings-hunters. This means we’ve got another batch of political ignoramuses aiming at the wrong target and ultimately sabotaging their own “goals.” It’s a damned shame because if their tactics cause enough turn-off it could so easily play to the benefit of the very people who will hurt all of us.

    • 101 Lovepolitics2008
      November 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      What was so maddening is that they were concentrating on the President instead of protesting in republican gatherings. They were chanting at the one person who was on THEIR side !!!

      Is it that the “far left” have the same authoritarian treats than their right counterparts? They seem to have this notion that Obama is like a daddy or a dictator who will do all the work for them. If he does not deliver some particular policy, it’s because he’s “weak” or he has been lying to them. They have that view of an omnipotent presidency. They drive me nuts.

  40. 107 dotster3
    November 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Awww—-the little girl with the pink flower in her hair was crying—-I think because she didn’t get to meet the president. And then he came over and shook her hand—–she’s all better now.

  41. 108 dotster3
    November 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Ugh—just switched away from C-Span when Arianna popped up—–then stumbled on Andrea Mitchell who was happily chirping about having Mayor Bloomberg on who will say he blames President Obama for the breakdown in the super committee. I can’t stand her, my most hated Halloween costume person—–ever.

  42. November 22, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Shared Sacrifices vs. Unmitigated Greed

    Companies Lay Off Workers While Spending Billions On Share Buybacks To Enrich Executives

    Even as Republicans and CEOs of major companies complain that taxes are stifling job creation, corporations have been sitting on trillions of dollars in cash reserves, at some of the highest levels on record. The New York Times this morning notes another wrinkle in this story, pointing out that some companies have been laying off workers at the same time that they’re spending billions to buy back their own shares, thus enriching executives:

    When Pfizer cut its research budget this year and laid off 1,100 employees, it was not because the company needed to save money. In fact, the drug maker had so much cash left over, it decided to buy back an additional $5 billion worth of stock on top of the $4 billion already earmarked for repurchases in 2011 and beyond. […]



    h/t Pat Garofalo

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