Russia's Post Office has issued a Collection of Stamps Honoring Obama's 50th Birthday Other Topics, posted by Hank Lawrence, a resident of the Menlo Park: Sharon Heights neighborhood, on Aug 2, 2011 at 1:40 pm
How appropriate for Russia to be honoring Obama. Do view the news click on this link
Posted by Alfred E Newman, a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Aug 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm
We agree, for I too am happy that other countries recognize our President for what he is:
A classic case of American Exceptionalism.
A young lad of mixed parentage, raised in one of our smallest states, by a single mother and grandparents, at times served by the American social safety net. Still, if one seeks an example of "pulling oneself up by bootstraps," Barack Obama provides a miraculous example.
A youngster who worked hard, went through public schools and excelled beyond wildest expectations becoming a constitutional scholar, even head of the Harvard Law Review.
Becoming President of the United States of America in an historic election. Not by a squeaker, either, but in a rout over a genuine American hero elected as the best candidate by the opposition.
Truly an example of American Exceptionalism.
Like you, I am proud of what America has offered the young man, proud that he worked so hard to achieve and excel. Proud that his qualities were recognized by a clear majority of American voters.
Proud that other countries see the best America has to offer and honor it.