Tuesday, January 13, 2009

President Elect Obama Meets with Mexico's Calderon

Didn't Barack Obama say there's only one President at a time when it comes to foreign affairs? He burst that bubble by meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

Day 18 of the Gaza razing produces more civilian deaths, already 900 with thousands more injured. A December 12th Chicago Tribune story may shed some light on President elect Obama's relative silence:

Barack Obama: The first Jewish president?

Chicago circle nurtured him all the way to the top

"If Clinton was our first black president, then Barack Obama is our first Jewish president," says Abner Mikva, the Chicago Democratic Party stalwart and former Clinton White House counsel, who was among the first to spot the potential of the skinny young law school graduate with the odd name.

"I use a Yiddish expression, yiddishe neshuma, to describe him," explains Mikva. "It means a Jewish soul. It's an expression my mother used. It means a sensitive, sympathetic personality, someone who understands where you are coming from."

Obama, of course, is a Christian
.... Certainly, Obama is comfortable with Jews, especially Jews from Chicago. Axelrod will remain at his side as senior adviser, and Rep. Rahm Emanuel will be White House chief of staff.

Meets with Mexico, won't weigh in on Gaza?

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