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Wow, he's left handed. Luckily that didn't come out before election, the Repubs would have found some way to make it an election issue.

Wow, he's left handed. Luckily that didn't come out before election, the Repubs would have found some way to make it an election issue.

Wow, he's left handed. Luckily that didn't come out before election, the Repubs would have found some way to make it an election issue.

Wow, he's left handed. Luckily that didn't come out before election, the Repubs would have found some way to make it an election issue.

Oops, that went nuts. Sorry about that.

Yes... the Fox Headline would have read:

"Obama Admits To Being A Lefty"

W

It feels so good...

What was the last one regarding a particular individual? I don't see it listed at http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefingroom/executiveorders/

Well done, Barack. Very encouraging so far.

Although I was a strong supporter of Barack, I'm now in wait-and-see mode--I agree: very encouraging. Even Greenwald, who has often (rightly) critisized Obama gives credit where it's due:

Barack Obama will have spent his first several days in office issuing a series of executive orders which, some quibbling and important caveats and reservations aside, meet or actually exceed even the most optimistic expectations of civil libertarians for what he could or would do quickly -- everything from ordering the closing of Guantanamo to suspending military commissions to compelling CIA interrogators to adhere to the Army Field Manual to banning CIA "black sites" and, perhaps most encouragingly (in my view): severely restricting his own power and the power of former Presidents to withhold documents and other information on the basis of secrecy, which was the prime corrosive agent, the main enabler, of the Bush era.

That said, does the dude not seem utterly exhausted?

i have to say that is a damn impressive list for 2nd day on the job. many of these things are a long way between the signing and the accomplishing, but they are powerful symbols, attended to with amazing speed.

and yes, he does seem exhausted. especially sitting down surrounded by tall, ancient, standing white guys. with all the black/white ratios he's had to deal with in his life, i bet the american governmental system is one of the starkest. kind of like utah. :)

Somewhere in day two, I had to think. How long can he keep all this up?

Indeed, It will take another 50 years before Utah adds any significant numbers that aren't Scandinavian or British.

I did find some good Salsa music in Utah once.

What a difference a day makes! This is a good start - a very good start. I hope Obama's (O'Bama's for the Irish) follow-through is as good as his pitch.

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