Imagine my surprise this morning when I looked out my window to see President Obama here in New Orleans!
I can’t tell you how important it was to us New Orleanians that President Obama took time out from his busy campaign schedule to show up here three or four, maybe five or six days after the disaster of Hurricane Isaac struck our fair city.
Anyway, I did what anyone of you would do, I grabbed my iPhone and headed straight out the door to grab some pictures.
Here President Obama himself actually waded into the flood waters to show solidarity with us flood victims:
I can’t tell how nervous we all were about President Obama’s safety when he bravely waded into the flood waters all by himself, except for the forty or fifty members of his entourage, the Secret Service, and the Press Corps.
And, unfortunately, our concern was justified when moments later our President slipped and fell while walking on the water slick streets!
Fortunately, he was okay.
But then, came the greatest surprise of all.
I was invited by David Axelrod himself to “come along with the Press Corps and give the average guy’s view of President Obama”!
You can’t imagine how my heart was thumping as we took off on Air Force One.
President Obama went from poor, flooded New Orleans directly to a much needed relaxing game of golf.
Next, President Obama hosted a fund raiser.
After that, poor President Obama was all tuckered out and had to take a nap:
What a wonderful and caring man, our President is!
Unfortunately, Mr Axelrod informed me that President Obama couldn’t spend precious campaign time or money to get me back to New Orleans, so I’d have to do that by myself.
But, he did give me a picture of President Obama signed by the President’s own auto-pen!
Fortunately, this Pawn Shop in Dayton, Oiho has wifi and I’ve been able to download these pictures for you to see before I hock my iPhone.
I should have just enough money to catch a Greyhound to Layfayette. After that, I should be able to hitchhike the rest of the way to the Big Easy.
Thanks for the wonderful day, Mr President.
And to the rest of you – Vote Obama!