Obama is writing checks to regular americans... I am regular.

Discussion in 'Ian's Corner' started by Cookie, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Cookie

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    Well, I am about as regular as one person can get... I got my pen out. :)
    I want a check for... 100,000 or any amount, lol. I like this. :) I will split with Terry, we are buds.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-cut-personal-checks-regular-americans-185608423.html

    ....Imagine you wrote a letter to the White House to share your personal struggle and instead of receiving a form letter in return, President Obama cut you a check.

    It's happened, and more than once, according to Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow's new book "Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President." Fellow Post reporter Nia-Malika Henderson writes Friday on a surprising excerpt from Saslow's book:

    A few times during his presidency, Obama admitted, he had written a personal check or made a phone call on the writer's behalf, believing that it was his only way to ensure a fast result. "It's not something I should advertise, but it has happened," he told [Saslow]. Many other times, he had forwarded letters to government agencies or Cabinet secretaries after attaching a standard, handwritten note that read: "Can you please take care of this?"
  2. Cookie

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    You can't get one Ian. ;)
    Can I have your Corner? :)
  3. leejosepho

    leejosepho DIY scratch-pad engineer

    When I was about 8 or 9, I was sick with a bad cold and I wrote and told President Eisenhower about that. He wrote back to "Master Joseph Lee O." with a hand-written "Get well" note in a hand-addressed envelope ... and now I cannot find that note anywhere so I can sell his signature on FleaBay!

    Nuts.
  4. Cookie

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    That is really cool Lee. It's ashame you can't find it, that would be a real treasure to have. I would frame it.
  5. leejosepho

    leejosepho DIY scratch-pad engineer

    Well, maybe now you can write to Obama and then nail his response on the wall, eh?! (wink)
  6. Cookie

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    Or take his *check* to the bank!
    Trust me, I wouldn't be so lucky. :( I'd get an IOU... lol
  7. Cookie

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    ...and come to think of it, the IOU will be for One million dollars! payable when I turn 88! LOL.
  8. ballvalve

    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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    Looks like you already have his corner, since he's never here.
  9. Cookie

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    He's in Africa, again. OR, maybe, still at the Drivers Bureau... lol. I had a horrible thought, what if they made him go back to the UK for bucking the system at the drivers' center? :)
  10. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    I got my license. I look American.

    I just don't sound like one.
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