Just thought I’d add one of many pictures of a younger Barack Obama at previous St. Patrick’s day parades. President O’bama is defiantly holding aloft what appears to be a toilet plunger. The political message is unclear: does he mean that the US economy is in the toilet and he’s going to fix it with an Irish toilet plunger? Prizes (not really) for the best caption.
Obama will be hosting not one but two Paddy’s day celebrations at the White House. His VP, Joe Biden who on the campaign trail last year never failed to bring up his Irish Catholic roots, (and who cites Wolfe Tone as a great influence) will also be drowning the shamrock along with Biffo, Marty and Peter Robinson. May they enjoy the radioactive delights of green beer. Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona Dhaoibh!!