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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Obama Echoes Carter

During his press conference, President Obama brought a personal dimension to the Gulf oil spill: "When I woke up this morning, and I'm shaving, Malia knocks on my bathroom door and peeks in her head and says, `Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?'"

In his 1980 debate with Ronald Reagan, President Carter made a similar reference to his 13-year-old daughter: "I think, to close out this discussion, it would be better to put into perspective what we're talking about. I had a discussion with my daughter, Amy, the other day, before I came here, to ask her what the most important issue was. She said she thought nuclear weaponry - and the control of nuclear arms."