Mostly I’m posting Obama’s address of today to test the embed video function here.  First sentence he invokes Lincoln, although since the 16th President invented Thanksgiving, I guess it’s not entirely grandiose.  Certainly the “Team of Rivals” theme in the media was also on his mind as progressives like me aren’t entirely happy with most of his appointments thus far (Melody Barnes is really the only authentic progressive nominated for anything yet).  Yes, I know his actions are more important than his appointments, and yeah, he’s providing himself cover.  Still.

There are three blue books in a case behind him.  Nothing is there by accident, but there’s no way to read the titles.  Any idea what they might be?

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