Gotta admit, one of the best things I know about President Obama is that he had the smarts to fall in love with this woman, and the skills to keep her interested after all these years. From The Hill:
… “All we have is hope,” the former first lady says in a preview clip from Thursday’s “Ellen” show. Obama’s sit-down with host Ellen DeGeneres marks her first TV interview since leaving the White House last year…
“The thing I learned in the eight years that I was in the White House is that what we do every day in our lives, the good things that we do every day — and we know we do it: we show empathy, we care for each other, you know, we do have a lot in common,” says Obama. “That’s what it means to lead with hope and not fear.”
“I would just encourage your viewers, the country, to do the things we do every day: to love each other, to take care of each other, to show empathy — and you can’t do that only when people make you feel good or safe,” the 54-year-old Obama said, without mentioning President Trump. “We’ve got to do it all across the board.”
“We have to be an open-hearted nation and that’s who we are,” she added.
“So, let’s just keep living our lives like that every single day and forget what they’re saying in Washington. That’s not necessarily who we are. We know who we are.”…
It’s also Candlemas — a/k/a Groundhog Day — and here in Massachusetts, it’s raining:
If Candlemas is bright and clear, there’ll be two winters in the year;
If Candlemas has snow and rain, old winter shall not come again… “
The rain is supposed to turn to snow as the temperature drops sharply, so any groundhogs getting used for media clips are unlikely to see their shadows unless the camera crew messes up. Since I was one of the Massholes caught in the rush-hour commute home during the April Fools Day blizzard, I never put away the snow shovels before Mother’s Day. But even though it hasn’t been a bad winter so far, I can’t help hoping for an early spring…
Apart from memories, good & bad, what’s on the agenda as we wait for the Friday news drop?