Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wash Po-Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

photo courtesy of Pete Souza/White House
(story reported by Michael D. Shear)

Happy Birthday, Mr. President.

On his 49th birthday Wednesday, President Obama received a promised "gift" from his friends at the Republican National Committee, in the form of a new Web site.

Web surfers who sign onto the new page will be presented with more than a dozen cards to choose from, including ones featuring Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

"Congrats on your big day!" reads the e-card from the indicted former governor. "In honor of your birthday, I decided not to testify."

Rangel's card says: "For your birthday, I will go quietly," a reference to the congressman's efforts to fight ethics charges.

But perhaps the best one is the card with Vice President Biden's face on it: "For your birthday, you won't hear a f@#&ing peep out of me.

(click here to read the full story in The Washington Post)

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