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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:12 AM
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Your weekly address ..... from the library.
The historian in me has this need to educate everyone to the sights and history behind where our main man is doing his thing when he does it. Indulge me. ;)

Today's weekly address .....
http://www.whitehouse.gov/president-obama-delivers-your... /

Was filmed in the library..
http://1observatorycircle.com/floor0/library.htm

"Tubs Buckets and a variety of Lumber" cluttered Room 17 of the basement in February 1801, according to the first official White House inventory. The room served mainly as a laundry area until Theodore Roosevelt's renovation of the ground floor in 1902, when it became a servants' locker room. In 1935, it was remodeled as a library, and in 1961 a committee was appointed to select works representative of a full spectrum of American thought and tradition for the use of the President, his family, and his staff. This wide-ranging collection is still being augmented with Presidential papers.


Where slave women once washed the Thomas Jefferson's underwear ..... an African American President now speaks to the nation. Pretty cool eh?

And containing "works representative of a full spectrum of American thought and tradition," this was, no doubt, one of the first rooms Barack wanted to explore. I'm sure he chose this room for reasons OTHER than the fact that he thought the books would look cool behind him. Symbolic indeed.





And NO .... Mrs. Peacock was nowhere near with the candlestick so dont ask. :P
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CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:22 AM
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1. Look at the positive, encouraging words he used....
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