“With the magnitude of the challenges we face right now, what we need in Washington are not more political tactics — we need more good ideas. We don’t need more point-scoring — we need more problem-solving.” President Obama, press conference, Mar. 17, 2009
When I was very young, I always loved going to my Aunt’s house. She had no daughters, so I was always the center of attention whenever I visited. She also subscribed to Life Magazine. How I loved looking at all of those wonderful photographs. I learned so much about my nation and my world. History and geography blended with pop culture in every issue. I also learned that I wanted to be really rich when I grew up or, at least, a movie star.
A little of that feeling showed up yesterday while flipping through Time Magazine’s behind the scene’s photo essay on President Obama’s First 100 Days. Now I just want to be invited to ride on Air Force One. Dinner at the White House wouldn’t be bad either.
A very balanced comparison of the Obama and Bush first hundred days appears in today’s Christian Science Monitor’s Patchwork Nation Blog. Worth a read.