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President Obama Gives a Toast Honoring President Hollande

@petesouza: Presidents Obama and Hollande at today’s State Arrival

9:0 EST: President Obama Gives a Toast Honoring President Hollande

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104 Responses to “President Obama Gives a Toast Honoring President Hollande”


  1. 1 desertflower
    February 11, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    me?

  2. 8 sherijr
    February 11, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    who knew ~ the Obama’s currently have the first male social secretary.. I so love them for so many things :) :) so many firsts because of them.

  3. 9 isonprize
    February 11, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I NEED that red coat in my lfe. NEED.THAT.RED.COAT.

  4. 10 amk for obama
    February 11, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Serving the french ‘murkan wine? Guess hollande will take any abuse.

    #blasphemy

  5. 19 carolyn
    February 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    As frequently happens, I posted at the bottom of the previous thread.
    About State dinners, I lived in D.C. at the time of JFK. Jackie’s dinners were spectacular. Michelle’s are the most beautiful since then, in my humble opinion. The papers carried multiple pictures of the dinners, and entire magazines were devoted to them…..in color, not the black and white we see so much.
    I love it that PBO and MO look so relaxed and at ease. This far into their presidency, they know they do a good job and obviously enjoy what they’re doing.
    Michelle is an absolute knockout……the dress is beyond compare elegant and beautiful. In fact, this couple is the most elegant I’ve seen…..their elegance comes from inside.

  6. 20 amk for obama
    February 11, 2014 at 9:03 pm

  7. 21 sherijr
    February 11, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    The tents are set up as a “Monet Masterpiece”… that explains why the photo we saw is so beautiful… love Monet.

  8. 22 JER
    February 11, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    • 23 sherijr
      February 11, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      that looks like Wisteria hanging from the ceiling.. love this.

    • 24 carolyn
      February 11, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      That decoration is reminiscent of Monet’s garden……an absolutely heavenly place, and a brilliant, perfect idea for this dinner. FLOTUS is amazing……..her ideas are creative and unique.

  9. 25 desertflower
    February 11, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    NOW

  10. 26 amk for obama
    February 11, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    And you wimmin are out to kill the poor things./smh

    • February 11, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      I always have to tell the missus: “We do not kill spiders. We capture them and put them outside.”

      • 28 MightyPamela
        February 11, 2014 at 10:08 pm

        Amen, LL. Having studied spiders a bit, it seems there are a number of them which do not go outdoors, their specialty is indoor maintenance! Certainly smashing them is not productive, and it feels pretty good putting them outside, so I sometimes have the dilemma of which ones to leave alone, and which to rescue!! In Florida, we had these big BIG ones, and my daughter was just a baby. I was advised just to leave the spiders alone, even to set out small dishes of water for them, and do you know? I never had to spray for insects, and never had palmetto bugs!! So, there is mystery all around us which we do not understand. Sorry VC! ;)

      • February 12, 2014 at 2:35 am

        Forget you, LL. :) My grandson is absolutely fascinated with spiders and snakes. Can tell you everything about them. Now, I try to be a supportive Grandmother…want guitar lessons, I’ll find a teacher; interested in the heavens, I’ll foot a trip to NASA Camp…but those spiders and snakes…beyond smashing the life out of them, I haven’t figured it out yet. :)

    • 30 vcprezofan2
      February 11, 2014 at 10:00 pm

      We don’t need to keep ‘the poor things’, we only need a model of their webs. /smh – min!!! /

  11. 35 hopefruit2
    February 11, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Whitehouse.gov is now airing PBO’s remarks/toast. :) Mark Knoller tweeted the whole thing while it was on tape delay.

  12. 36 sherijr
    February 11, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    are you all getting sound at whitehouse . gov?

  13. 38 GGAIL
    February 11, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    FLOTUS is our very own Disney Princess!
    Thanks Chips for the photos! What a treat for me to see now that I’m home.

  14. 41 sherijr
    February 11, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    POTUS seems to like Mr. Hollande.. they appear to have a comfortable and friendly connection,, just my opinion.

  15. 44 sherijr
    February 11, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    good lord its a beautiful language.

    • February 11, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      It’s soooooo gorgeous sherijr, no language like it!

      • 46 sherijr
        February 11, 2014 at 9:23 pm

        agree with you Chips :)

        • 47 carolyn
          February 11, 2014 at 9:39 pm

          Agree also. I’ve enjoyed this visit in part because I could listen to French spoken!!!!
          My father spoke French sometimes at home…….it was beautiful. Our name is French….settled in Vermont years ago.
          I’m so pleased to see the history lesson both presidents have been giving…..very important. France is our oldest ally, and an important reason we won the Rev. War.
          Was quite moved that Pres. Hollande awarded the Legion of Honor to our Unknown Soldier, and decorations to six of our WWII vets. They have LONG memories.

          • 48 sherijr
            February 11, 2014 at 10:14 pm

            oh how nice.. that your dad spoke French to you Carolyn. I, too was moved by the bestowing of honor on our Unknown Soldier and Vets.. how thoughtful and kind.. and as you say countries do not forget.

  16. 49 sherijr
    February 11, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    oh who is that sitting next to POTUS?

  17. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    February 11, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    So nice to concentrate on a softer topic tonight, like the State Dinner! Thanks, Chips!

  18. 54 yardarm756
    February 11, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Is that tent outside? How could that be? I’m watching on C-SPAN2 but can’t imagine that.

    • 55 donna dem 4 obama
      February 11, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      Outside on the South Lawn. The rooms inside of the WH are actually quite small. The state dining room is only about twice the size of a standard dining room.

    • 58 jacquelineoboomer
      February 11, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Nice heated tented pavillion … nobody looks cold, so I’m guessing the heat’s working! Brrrr.

      • 59 yardarm756
        February 11, 2014 at 9:31 pm

        I know but the thought of it. Yikes!

        • 60 jacquelineoboomer
          February 11, 2014 at 9:33 pm

          Tell me about it. If they’d heat my street here, I’d actually step outside. Ha!

          • 61 yardarm756
            February 11, 2014 at 9:34 pm

            They better eat fast ’cause they got some bad news coming up the coast.

            • 62 jacquelineoboomer
              February 11, 2014 at 9:40 pm

              Whoa! Can’t be an all-nighter, then. Mrs. Obama looked really tired already, when she was on camera during the toast! She probably doesn’t normally sit that long of a stretch, on a normal evening.

              Wish I were there!

              • 63 yardarm756
                February 11, 2014 at 10:25 pm

                Too many stuffed shirts and phony females for me. :-(

                • 64 jacquelineoboomer
                  February 11, 2014 at 10:51 pm

                  I kinda meant to sit with the Obamas, who probably feel the same way – and no doubt one of the reasons Mrs. O was looking so tired. It’s exhausting being around the stuffed shirts and phony females!

                  Reminds me in only a very slightly similar way, obviously, of going back to my Navy organization, after I retired. First time I was inside the building in a couple of years, but I was going to start telecommuting for them, so I had to go in for an initial meeting. While waiting for someone to escort me through the building, I was greeted by a whole bunch of former co-workers who seemed to fly out from under the woodwork to moan and groan about this and that to me, mostly the bosses and their co-workers. I had previously loved working there, before I retired, when I was in the middle of it all. But it hit me that day full force how much tact and diplomacy and patience one needed to be among people you’re only paid to be with, for long stretches, and I couldn’t wait to get out of there.

                  And that was just while I was in the lobby. Ha!

  19. February 11, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    That was a very nice toast. Good relations once again.

  20. 74 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2014 at 9:25 pm

  21. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    February 11, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Here’s a sweet tribute to Shirley Temple Black, who has passed away at age 85:

  22. 78 yardarm756
    February 11, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    I’m lovin’ the First Lady’s do!

  23. 79 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2014 at 9:31 pm

  24. 80 desertflower
    February 11, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Night everyone…all that French made me so relaxed, I have to go to sleep….beautiful language.

  25. February 11, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    I assume there will be a post up with the video of PBO’s and M. Hollande’s remarks?

  26. 83 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Fantastic choice.

  27. 86 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    What a philistine. :roll:

  28. 89 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2014 at 9:46 pm

  29. 91 amk for obama
    February 11, 2014 at 9:55 pm

  30. 92 amk for obama
    February 11, 2014 at 9:56 pm

  31. 93 JER
    February 11, 2014 at 9:58 pm

  32. 94 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    :lol:

    • 95 sherijr
      February 11, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      that is so funny … couldn’t stop laughing :) :) it’s one of those jokes I’ll think about later and start cracking up all over again.

  33. 96 Nerdy Wonka
    February 11, 2014 at 10:05 pm

  34. 97 dotster3
    February 11, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Oh gross—-In PBO’s hometown of Chgo, Christie entertains audience with scurrilous and sarcastic slams against PBO and Dems……

  35. 100 mtmarilyn
    February 11, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    We are watching the Olympics and the Westminster Dog Show, in the working class the Portuguese water dog won best of class. He will be going for best of show. They talked about how popular these dogs have gotten since the Obama’s have 2 of them. I really didn’t like the cut this dog had. I’ll let you know if he wins best of show.

  36. 101 amk for obama
    February 11, 2014 at 10:08 pm

  37. February 11, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Tonight’s moment of awesome


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