Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Obama sings Happy Birthday to himself (and Helen Thomas) – by By Jimmy Orr - The Christian Science Monitor

First Lady Michelle Obama probably has nothing to worry about although President Obama was caught kissing another woman today.

But he did it in full view of dozens of reporters, not to mention live TV cameras. And yeah, the woman he kissed was a reporter too. With a lot of standing.

No, this isn’t some kind of weird Appalachian Trail thing. It was veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas’ birthday. And to celebrate, President Obama made a surprise appearance in the briefing room carrying six candlelit cupcakes and leading the press corps in singing Happy Birthday.

As it was President Obama’s birthday as well, the two shared birthday well-wishes from the reporters who still used the opportunity to throw some serious questions at the president (he ignored them). Read complete article and video - The Christian Science Monitor

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Cupcakes for reporter on Obama's birthday

WASHINGTON — On his own 48th birthday, US President Barack Obama Tuesday turned the spotlight on a reporter also celebrating her special day, who pitched up at the White House in the year he was born.

Obama sang "Happy Birthday" and presented Helen Thomas, the doyenne of the White House press corps, with cupcakes and a single candle to celebrate her 89th birthday, before planting a kiss on her cheek. Read complete article - (AFP)

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