Give My Regards to Broadway

Due to Mr. Obama’s fascination with Abraham Lincoln, I have said, “please don’t let him go to any plays.”  But alas…..

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama landed in New York Saturday afternoon, and after taking a helicopter from JFK into Manhattan, drove up the West Side Highway, where the northbound lanes were shut down by police for their visit, past Ground Zero, into the Village for dinner at the Village’s Blue Hill restaurant. From there, they went north to Times Square, where they went to to see a production of “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” at the Belasco Theater on West 44 Street.

Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest read a statement from Obama: “I am taking my wife to New York City because I promised her during the campaign that I would take her to a Broadway show after it was all finished.”

Asked about the cost of the trip, which Republicans have criticized as indulgent, coming just ahead of the expected announcement of GM’s bankruptcy filing on Monday, Josh Earnest told pool reporter Dave Michaels of the Dallas Morning News, that he “didn’t anticipate being able to provide a cost estimate tonight.”

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After the play let out at about 11:30 p.m., the presidential motorcade went down Sixth Avenue, shut down by the NYPD, and onlookers packed onto the East side of the street cheered as the presidential motorcade passed as the Obamas headed back to JFK for a return flight to Washington.

Posted:  05.31.09

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Filed under Barack Obama, Human Interest, Humor, Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, Uncategorized

2 responses to “Give My Regards to Broadway

  1. Ms. M

    well I guess a promise is a promise after all! think he’ll keep any given to the American people made on the campaign trail?

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  2. bellalu0

    MsM, it’s all Promises. Promises.

    Excerpts from Obama’s speech pushing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan at the beginning of January, 2009:

    “…..we will launch an unprecedented effort to eliminate unwise and unnecessary spending that has never been more unaffordable for our nation and our children’s future than it is right now.

    We have to make tough choices and smart investments today so that as the economy recovers, the deficit starts to come down. We cannot have a solid recovery if our people and our businesses don’t have confidence that we’re getting our fiscal house in order. That’s why our goal is not to create a slew of new government programs, but a foundation for long-term economic growth.

    That also means an economic recovery plan that is free from earmarks and pet projects.”

    HAHAHAHAHA.

    http://www.democrats.org/a/2009/01/obama_speaks_at.php

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