Thursday, March 17, 2011
Last year at this time, Barack O'bama celebrated St. Patrick's Day by traveling to Ireland in search of his family roots. No, really.
But on this St. Patrick's Day, there are crises in Japan, Libya, Bahrain, and Congress...meaning the president needs to focus his full attentions on packing beachwear and sunscreen for his trip to Rio de Janeiro tomorrow.
But St. Patrick's Day isn't being ignored by everyone in the Whitehouse... because Michelle O'bama has officially announced that she's requested shamrock seeds for the Whitehouse garden.
Oh sure, she could just plant the living shamrock (with real Irish roots) which is presented to the president by the Irish Prime Minister every St. Patrick's Day... except that shamrock is always destroyed because of "security protocol" to protect Mr. O'bama. In case it's one of those radical clovers which is wearing a little bomb vest or something.
But for now, let's put our cares aside and celebrate the day when all of us are Irish (my family name was O'Jarlsberg until they got to Ellis Island). Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all readers of Hope n' Change, and may all of your shamrocks be non-lethal!