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Monday, August 23, 2010

The Making Of A Presidential Visit

Some of you may know that last week, President Obama paid a visit to Columbus, Ohio, in a very informal setting-he had a "kitchen-table" chat with a family in a little Columbus neighborhood just a mile or two north of The Ohio State University campus. He then held a discussion with their neighbors and other invited guests and local elected officials in their backyard. A "friend of a friend, of a friend" of Parental Unit attended that backyard chat and put together a very interesting Picasa photo album of the event with a bit of commentary-70 photos to be exact! And they're in order: so if you hit "slideshow" and then "full screen" you can really get an intimate portrait of the event, from set-up to tear down, so you get to see  all the "hoopla" that goes into a presidential visit.

So what does this have to do with dogs? Well...nothing, unless you count the fact that the President and his family own a dog! :-) But Parental Unit was just so entranced by this well done photo album, that she couldn't help but pass it on to her blog friends. She figures that it might be most interesting to those followers who live outside the U.S., but who knows?

So here it is and we hope you enjoy!

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?uname=110263401162641676474&target=ALBUM&id=5506814733900363873&authkey=Gv1sRgCLOK3-OtqqzIKQ&feat=email

P.S. While Parental Unit and I both wish we had been invited, we don't think you have to be of President Obama's political persuasion to enjoy this...and we're not trying to "convert", just pass on something we think is interesting!

16 comments:

Lola said...

We didn't know about this at all because Blog Mom is working on recovering from being something called a "news junkie". She says the whole past decade has caused a range of symptoms and the only thing she's been able to do for it is to get two Shar Pei and stay away from most political reporting and ALL "talking heads". Well, I'd stay away from a talking head, too. Scareee! Still, she was excited to see this slide show and like it very much and has to admit she likes this president very much and wishes she was there, too. (Hope she doesn't start backsliding.)As for me, well, those lucky people got to meet Bo's Dad! I wonder if they asked what Bo is really like and that sort of question.

Maggie Mae said...

Bocci,
How exciting for your friend of a friend of a friend...they met Bo's dad! My mom is a bit jelly of dems, for sure. :)
Thank you for sharing the slideshow with us.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Nubbin' Tails said...

Thanks for sharing. Looks like your friends really enjoyed.

Wags!

Mr. Nubbin'

Traci66 said...

Hello. I found your blog via Marvelous Monday Blog Hop and decided to follow. I hope you will come follow me too.
http://traci66.blogspot.com/2010/08/marvelous-monday-blog-hop.html

Priscilla said...

Oh my!
That's awesome!
I'm just off to read it!

Mr. Pip said...

We have been on vacation for the last week in the north woods in Wisconsin so we hadn't heard about this. Thanks for sharing, it is really cool! Of course, we are from Chicago so I guess it's no surprise that we like this president ...

Your pal, Pip

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Off to look now!

Thanks fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

HeeHee

they even had a space fur Faux -I mean Fox news -

Great slideshow and video - please thank them!

scottishdogs said...

Obama is a President of historic proportions and for all the right reasons.

Thank you for sharing.

PS: We from You Kay and suspect he not like us much on account of oil... Which is a shame cos we likes him!

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Jazzi said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog.
I saw the slide show and it was very interesting of all the work that goes into it. Thanks for sharing

wags
JAzzi

Emily said...

Thanks for stopping by, I am now following back.
Emily
www.familyandlifeinlv.com

Marie said...

Hi there,

New follower from Welcome Wednesday. Would love it if you came by for a visit sometime as well.

Thanks alot,
Marie
The Things We Find Inside

Hound Girl said...

Just stopping by on the blog hop! You are one cute pup!!

Wags,
Fred and Haylie
www.houndgirl.com

Edie said...

I'm glad I found your blog through the blog hop, but sad that it's come to the point that being excited over meeting the president can be construed as "political." Great pics!

Bocci said...

Oh, we agree with you on that one, Edie :-)

Your buddy,
Bocci

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