Abramson + Obama = ♥

For the eleventy-billionth time, Jerry Abramson is meeting with Barack Obama in Washington D.C. to talk about things like job creation, fat kids and potentially why Harry Reid is so full of racism. Under the purview of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, here’s a glimpse at Jerry’s three-day itinerary.

Part of the White House discussion will include the results of the small business leaders’ round-table meeting that Abramson held last month at the request of President Obama. About 20 local business owners contributed ideas for creating jobs and stimulating the economy.

Abramson, who created the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown initiative in Louisville, is one a handful of mayors who will meet with First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss efforts to fight childhood obesity. Mrs. Obama is leading her own initiative to combat childhood obesity and asked leaders with successful healthy-lifestyle programs to share their ideas.

Abramson will attend meetings with several Cabinet secretaries and Senate leadership including Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and Senate Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid.

But what is there to talk about, really? By 2015, we’ll all of us be wearing gold diapers in our flying carbon-neutral cars to the downtown arena to watch the Cards win their fourth consecutive NCAA championship of the new millennium. Right?

One Comment

  1. Bill Courson
    Posted May 19, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    As a “new Kentuckian,” a lifelong liberal (usually a Democrat) and a gay man who is seriously interested in preserving his own freedom and equality as well as that of his community, I applaud Dr. Paul’s victory.

    Not that I hope to see him – or any other Tea Party enthusiast – win in November.

    I have great faith in the sensibility of the overwhelming majority of the American people. I believe that as election day approaches, the anti-government and anti-incumbent crowd who manifest their anger toward Washington will come to their senses and support broadly moderate to liberal candidates for office.

    In contrast to most observers, I believe that a Democratic majority will be maintained in both Houses of Congress notwithstanding the primary successes of the Tea-Partiers. Why?

    Because while their frustration is understandable, its objects are not. It was eight years of the quasi-criminal Bush/Cheney nightmare regime that involved the country and its citizens in two inestimably costly, pointless and un-winable wars, dragged the country’s once sterling reputation through the mud of global repugnance and all but destroyed the country’s economy.

    If that economy has been brought onto the right track to recovery, it is owing to the foresight, fortitude and persistence of Barack Obama and his administration team. If we all are not today unemployed, dispossessed, evicted and vending apples on the street corners of our nation, it is – in very large measure – to this man and his efforts that y’all need to give thanks.

    So Tea-partiers, “birthers,” and Glen-Beck-o-philes: its time to wake up and smell the coffee. Stop acting like illiterate, anger-deranged “know-nothings” and behave like real Americans: that is, vote with your brain, not your spleen.