Mr. Prez Is Such a Gracious Birthday Boy

by MADELEINE STARKEY · August 5, 2010

For those of you who were kind enough to sign a nice birthday card for B-Rock, the Prez. has a few words of thanks he'd like to extend.  Even if you were a GOP hater who sent him the less-than-kind card options, I'm sure he thought they were amusing and would like you to see this too.

Here's the well-bred President's thank you note.  He must have been raised properly.  Writing thank you notes the day after receiving something for which you are thankful is a wonderful characteristic of those of us who know how to act.

Friend --

I want to thank you for signing my birthday card.

Michelle told me that she was planning something a little different this year, and I was overwhelmed by the kind words I received from so many supporters like you.

This job has a way of offering humbling moments. And the support you have shown me, time and time again, has sustained me through any number of difficult days. It is more than any president deserves, and I could not be more grateful.

On my birthday, I spent some time considering what the year ahead will bring -- a new set of challenges and opportunities, some that we can foresee and some that we cannot.

If we continue to stand together, I know we will continue to move America forward and win these fights for change.

Thank you again for taking a moment to sign my card. As far as birthdays go, it is hard to imagine topping this one. But then again, Michelle always has a way of surprising me.



EEEEK!  Did you see!?  We're friends to Obama--he called us "friend"!  Move over, Michaele.