I don’t like to be a name-dropper. But Obama is big today – especially today with the presidential inauguration going on.
I recently received e-mail invitations from both Barack and Michelle – you know, the folks moving into the White House this week. Both e-mails opened with a warm personal greeting – “Friend”.
I guess that if I’m his friend, we must be on a first-name basis. Anyway, Barack’s e-mail said, “We begin the next chapter in our shared American history. We’ve put together an inaugural full of great events. I want you to be part of that celebration.”
Since I’m writing this blog before Noon, you’d have to conclude that I turned down an invitation from the President-to-be. My reason is that I wanted to save him a few bucks, so he wouldn’t have to spend a nickel more than the estimated $150 million for his parties. (I eat a lot of cheese.)
But I had another reason. With 2- to 3-million of his friends coming to town, parking my truck with a fifth-wheel trailer full of chicken manure would be problematic. Being a practical-minded agriculturalist, I’d have to haul a load of hay to Eastern Shore beforehand, then back-haul manure. And I don’t have to tell you how that would be greeted by the largest-ever security force camped out in Washington, D.C.
So I e-mailed Barack and Michelle back that I couldn’t make it. They’re a tad busy, so I understand why they didn’t reply.
I truly hope and pray that our new President can quickly lead our country out of this recession. But I have to admit I was a little put off by the last line of his e-mail: “Donate Now.”
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