Merry Christmas from Barack and Michelle
The Obamas used the latest White House weekly address to send warm holiday wishes to all Americans. In the video, President Obama and First Lady wished everyone Merry Christmas and thanked our troops and their families for their service to the country.
“For my family and millions of Americans, it’s a time to celebrate the birth of Christ,” says the president. “To reflect on His life and learn from His example. Every year, we commit to love one another. To give of ourselves. To be our brother’s keeper. To be our sister’s keeper. But those ideas are not just part of our faith. They’re part of all faiths. And they unite us as Americans.”
On a side note, the first lady took a call from a Texas kid who insisted that she come visit him for Christmas. She weaved and bobbed her way out of the request, but the kid was not taking “no” for an answer.
Here’s a brief portion of the exchange:
MRS. OBAMA: I’m working with the people who track Santa by satellite, and I’m looking at the screen right now and they say that — it’s showing that he was last spotted in Italy — Venice, Italy. Can you imagine that? He’s all the way in Europe. And in about 20 seconds he’s going to be headed for Croatia.
ANTHONY: Can you come visit me in Texas?
MRS. OBAMA: Yeah, he’s heading your way. He’s heading your way. But you know what, Santa doesn’t come until you’re fast asleep. You do know that, right?
ANTHONY: Yeah, I was talking about you trying to visit me.
MRS. OBAMA: Oh, me come to visit you. (Laughter.) Well, I don’t know if I’m going to be able to come and visit before Christmas tomorrow, but if ever I find myself in Texas next year — and I know I’m going to be coming to Texas one time next year — hopefully we can see each other then. How does that sound?
ANTHONY: Will you come to my house?
MRS. OBAMA: Yeah, I don’t know if I can come to your house. I might not be able to do that. But I’ll be keeping an eye on you, though.
Once Anthony realized that the FLOTUS wouldn’t budge, he asked to speak with the President. That’s one bold ass kid. Ha!