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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:04 AM

President Obama Takes Sasha and Malia Christmas Shopping

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Hoping to encourage other Americans to participate in "Small Business Saturday" as an alternative to big chain-friendly Black Friday, President Obama today visited an Arlington, Va., bookstore to cross some items off his family's Christmas list.

Accompanied by his daughters Sasha and Malia, the president journeyed across the river to One More Page Books, which the White House described as an "independent, neighborhood bookstore." After consulting his Blackberry for an apparent holiday wish list, he purchased 15 children's books before even browsing the store.

"Preparation," he told shop owner Eileen McGervey, according to the reporter who covered the visit for the White House pool. "That's how I shop."

Mr. Obama declined to answer a question about the fiscal cliff. "We're doing Christmas shopping," he said. "Happy Thanksgiving, folks."


read: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-34222_162-57553871-10391739/obama-does-a-little-christmas-shopping-on-small-business-saturday/













































____ As he came out of the bookstore, (the President) walked up to supporters who were applauding and cheering along two ropelines.

ďArenít you cold out here?Ē he asked.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/24/obama-goes-christmas-shopping/
















____ Taking to Twitter himself after the shopping excursion, Obama wrote: "My family & I started our holiday shopping at a local bookstore on #SmallBizSat. I hope you'll join & shop small this holiday season."
http://news.yahoo.com/obama-visits-bookstore-promotes-small-business-saturday-203719483--sector.html



more pics: Obama Diary

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Reply President Obama Takes Sasha and Malia Christmas Shopping (Original post)
bigtree Nov 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #1
bigtree Nov 2012 #3
Lisa D Nov 2012 #2
japple Nov 2012 #21
Callalily Nov 2012 #4
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #8
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2012 #17
mountain grammy Nov 2012 #5
underpants Nov 2012 #6
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #9
HipChick Nov 2012 #14
underpants Nov 2012 #15
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #18
underpants Nov 2012 #27
bigtree Nov 2012 #11
jmowreader Nov 2012 #31
qanda Nov 2012 #7
malaise Nov 2012 #10
freshwest Nov 2012 #12
GoCubsGo Nov 2012 #13
TahitiNut Nov 2012 #16
Aristus Nov 2012 #19
demtenjeep Nov 2012 #20
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #22
nolabear Nov 2012 #23
catbyte Nov 2012 #24
lunatica Nov 2012 #25
PearliePoo2 Nov 2012 #26
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #28
former-republican Nov 2012 #29
Cha Nov 2012 #30

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:21 AM

1. Wow, what a great story!

Just a dad and his daughters, out Christmas shopping.......A tiny bit of "normalcy." I loved the clip....it really shows how it is for them.

Thanks for this tiny peek into their lives.

It was wonderful.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:46 AM

3. oh yes, always a pleasure and a comfort to see this First Family out and about

. . . you're so very welcome, California Peggy!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:30 AM

2. Love the Skippyjon Jones book displayed in the top photo.

That's an excellent book for young kids if you're looking for gift ideas

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Response to Lisa D (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:51 PM

21. That caught my eye, too, Lisa. I love El Skippito!! eom

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:49 AM

4. How wonderful that the Prez

is out and about taking his daughters holiday shopping and promoting small businesses.

I'm so proud that he is our President and has our backs!

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Response to Callalily (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:06 PM

8. Me too

He is setting a great example. Stores like that are always in danger of being driven out of business by Amazon and big chain bookstores. It's kind of amazing that stores like that have survived, and hopefully they will get a boost after being visited by the president.

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Response to Callalily (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:13 PM

17. and the love and respect between them....so clear

Makes me smile...and maybe choke up a little too.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:54 AM

5. How can you not smile at this?

A handsome Dad shopping with his two beautiful daughters..

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:04 PM

6. I think Michelle is getting a book for Christmas....Obama wears blue Chucks? (no not really)

But it does look like it here

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Response to underpants (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:07 PM

9. I'm kind of surprised about the Blackberry

I would have taken the president for an iPhone or Droid guy.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:22 PM

14. He has a presidential IPad..

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:31 PM

15. Oh no no no Obama LOVES his Blackberry

when he first took office there was a huge security discussion about it and finally he demanded that he was going to keep it.

I wish he would stop calling me ....dammit I have a Christmas tree to put up...run the world on YOUR TIME pal.

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Response to underpants (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:28 PM

18. You're right. I forgot about that.

Is he really the first president to have one? I remember members of Congress using Blackberries when I interned in 2002.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:11 PM

27. Clinton sent one email while in office

Bush, of course, couldn't understand why he couldn't get his Hot Pocket into that "fancy schmansh microwave" - the disk drive was ruined

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Response to underpants (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:11 PM

11. I did a double take on that, too, underpants

. . . just Sasha hidden beside the Prez.

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Response to underpants (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:32 AM

31. Yup...those are blue Chucks with red laces

Good patriotic footwear--red, white and blue. Would be more patriotic if they were US made, but New Balance (which he can afford) are the only US-made sneakers left.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:05 PM

7. I know I'm not supposed to but....

I love this man!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:09 PM

10. Love how he walks about and greets people

Nice pics - thanks

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:12 PM

12. Walking the talk: for family, community, small business, education and against wasteful consumerism.

Thanks for the thread, bigtree. I would've been crying with joy if I'd been there.

Instead of negative media coverage crowds going crazy to buy foreign made goods and workers not getting a well-deserved holiday, we have a president setting an good example.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:20 PM

13. It has got to suck being on the Obama gift list.

You know what you're getting ahead of time, so there's not much surprise to it, thanks to news stories like this. At least in this case, the kids who are getting those books probably don't read look at the news reports.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:32 PM

16. I love those kids...er.. young women.

I get a real kick out of their relationship with their dad ... loving and respectful ... BUT ... they obviously "do their job" and hold pins at the ready for any ego-balloons that appear. Malia is becoming a WOMAN ... but seems to have her head on straight. Sasha is my favorite of all the Obamas, of course. She's got 'tude. I just love a kid with 'tude.

They're a family that HUGS! It's impossible to overstress the importance of hugging, imho. Puppy piles.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:35 PM

19. No Presidential Seal on his jacket. I like that.

Dubyah put the seal on fucking everything he wore! Practically screaming "I am the President"; although I don't know who he was trying to convince, the country or himself...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:37 PM

20. those girls are going to be tall beautiful women

such a great family

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:53 PM

22. Such great pics...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:02 PM

23. I see he brought along his eight tiny Secret Service Men to pull his sleigh.

"Oh Yuri! On Barstow! On Remo and Chun!"

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:05 PM

24. Yeah, folks really do despise that evil Kenyan usurper, don't they?



Great pics & story, thanks!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:06 PM

25. Leading by example

They all do, of course, but this President makes sure it's a good example for all Americans.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:10 PM

26. His kids are CRAZY about their Daddy!

He's always making them laugh, he hugs them and holds their hands constantly.
What a great daddy he is!
I love how he interacts with the adoring crowds that await him...look at the genuine smiles on their faces. Makes me proud and get a tear in my eye too!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:29 PM

28. K&R

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:33 PM

29. Sometimes I feel bad for the President's children

 

I know I shouldn't but can't help it sometimes.

nice pics by the way

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 06:01 PM

30. I had heard that it was "Small Biz Saturday" last Friday..

and here's PBO the next day doin' his thing. Highlighting small businesses and taking Malia and Sasha out for some quality time together.. along with a few of their body guards and supporters!

Thanks for the cool set up of their Christmas Shopping, bigtree!

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