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The White House Press Corps invades Facebook! Film at eleven.


I find something Ironic about checking my Facebook page from here.

Palo Alto, CA - President Obama came and held a town hall meeting with a friendly house at Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto, CA today. He really didn't say anything new. He is still blaming President Bush for the economy. He is talking with pride about getting his heath care bill passed and praising Nancy Pelosi.

I hope he keeps saying those things all the way through November of 2012. But it really makes me wonder if he was paying attention in 2010. Either way his current campaign strategy is a win-win for conservatives and the country.

 
Setting up a stand up on Facebook's front lawn.

 
Facebook employees looking at the small media circus in their parking lot while waiting to get in.


Getting B-roll of people lining up to get in.


Doing a stand up in the parking lot with a representative. Never did find out whether he was state or federal.

 
You know, the one place I thought this President could go and not be picketed was the Left Coast. At least I did until today. It doesn't seem to matter who the president is, no matter where he goes, there is some law that says someone with a sign and grievance will show up.

 
Oh yeah, there was one of these here today as well. I wonder if she knows Bush isn't the President anymore… Didn't have the heart to tell her myself.


Just another day at the office for me. Kind of a special day at the office for Facebook people.

And a good time was had by all.


A politician will do anything to keep his job - even become a patriot.
- William Randolph

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bec_87rb From: bec_87rb Date: April 21st, 2011 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Exciting!

Did you get to shake the President's hand? I have yet to do so, not even a former Prez. Something to do before I die, but no idea how to arrange it. Is that silly or what?

Also, I hadn't stopped to think that, yeah, of course, there would generally be some kind of protesters following a president, wouldn't there be? Thanks for the insight. I had been thinking protesters were attracted to static locations, and clearly they aren't.
uplinktruck From: uplinktruck Date: April 21st, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Exciting!

Not at this event. I never saw him in person, just on a bunch of monitors in my truck.

However, I have met, shook hands with and talked with Presidents Obama, Bush, Bush, Carter and Ford. Obama and G. W. Bush during and before their presidencies. George H. Bush, Carter and Ford after their stints on the job.
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