succumbing to peer pressure

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I kind of don't care whether or not this story is fabricated:

I love the Lincoln Memorial at night. It always inspires me. So I take Michelle and the girls. We’re looking at the Gettysburg Address. And Michelle’s describing what Lincoln’s words mean. The fact that these soldiers died on this battlefield means that any words that Lincoln could have said or any of us could have said would ring hollow. They’ve already consecrated this ground, and what we have to do is to honor them by working for —- for more just —- more justice, more equality here in America. At which point, Malia turns to me, and she says, “Yes, how are we doing on that, Mr. President-elect?”


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