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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:50 PM

Obama shops local on small business Saturday

President Obama made a surprise appearance at an Arlington, Va. bookstore on a nationwide small business shopping day.

Obama and his daughters Sasha and Malia visited One More Page Books on Saturday, where he purchased 15 children's books. The White House said they will be given as gifts.

Obama used his BlackBerry to look up a title, as he spoke with shop owner Eileen McGervey. "Preparation," Obama said. "That's how I shop."

Obama declined to answer a shouted question from reporters, saying only: "We're doing Christmas shopping. ... Happy Thanksgiving, folks."

Small business Saturday is a nationwide day where Americans are urged to shop at local stores. It comes the day after Black Friday, the biggest holiday shopping event of the year.
http://www.politico.com/politico44/?hp=44

http://www.politico.com/gallery/2012/11/obama-daughters-mark-small-business-saturday/000583-008262.html

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Reply Obama shops local on small business Saturday (Original post)
nmbluesky Nov 2012 OP
Habibi Nov 2012 #1
otohara Nov 2012 #2
TalkingDog Nov 2012 #3
Wheezy Nov 2012 #6
TalkingDog Nov 2012 #8
WillyT Nov 2012 #9
nmbluesky Nov 2012 #10
CTyankee Nov 2012 #16
TalkingDog Nov 2012 #17
TalkingDog Nov 2012 #18
nmbluesky Nov 2012 #7
eridani Nov 2012 #4
Wheezy Nov 2012 #5
Terra Alta Nov 2012 #11
nmbluesky Nov 2012 #12
sknabt Nov 2012 #13
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #14
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #15

Response to nmbluesky (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:51 PM

1. Kickin', and rec'in'

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Response to nmbluesky (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:51 PM

2. Good Mr. President, Stay Away From Target, Walmart - Dangerous

guns and mobs

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Response to nmbluesky (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:22 PM

3. Woot! That's my Sis-In-Law

Yay!

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:39 PM

6. the bookseller?

Awesome!

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Response to Wheezy (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:55 PM

8. The owner and book seller. Here's a good pic.

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:59 PM

9. Waaay Cool !!! - K & R !!!




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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:01 PM

10. Awesome

So luck ur sis in law meet him

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 06:57 PM

16. how wonderful for her! I am so thrilled for her!

She had no notice at all? The First Family just walked in?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 07:23 PM

17. I haven't gotten the skinny, but probably will by tomorrow. nt

nt

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:12 AM

18. The SIL says the Secret Service came in about 10 mins. prior and informed her that

the President was on his way.

I'm assuming they checked the store out while waiting on him to arrive.

She also said President Obama was exceptionally gracious and even made sure that my MIL (who was in the store getting ready to go to lunch with her daughter) was included in the official photo.

Awww......

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:47 PM

7. Really wow

Good for her

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Response to nmbluesky (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:38 PM

4. Wonder if this will provoke the whining that Michelles's organic garden did?

I like good examples from the very top. Lots of the 1% don't, though.

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Response to nmbluesky (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:38 PM

5. Hooray for POTUS buying books!

And at a local bookshop, too. Here's hoping more Americans make a point to shop and eat locally at small businesses and restaurants. I've been doing this for a few years and I've met the coolest people along the way.

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Response to nmbluesky (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:01 PM

11. so proud of our President.

Can you imagine Rmoney shopping at a small business? He would loathe having to mingle with the "little people".

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Response to nmbluesky (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:09 PM

12. Video here




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Response to nmbluesky (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 06:33 PM

13. Making sure he didn't run into Dubya?

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Response to nmbluesky (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 06:47 PM

14. I bought a book at our local store

Last week, allergic to crowds. I could not avoid the pharmacy run, to my shock target was not busy at all. We also had to replace a lost lens cap...I was in and out of best buy in ten minutes flat.

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Response to nmbluesky (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 06:48 PM

15. K&R nt

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