Happy Fat Tuesday from The Oval, where every day is Mardi Gras. Today President Obama has some good news to celebrate from Afghanistan as he continues his effort to provide jobs to Americans.
The most pertinent date this week for the White House is tomorrow, Feb. 17 — first anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which spread $862 billion in federal largesse around the nation. The administration is fanning out coast to coast all week to promote the spending, and the jobs that come with it.
Vice President Biden, fresh from the Olympics in Vancouver, will kick off the week’s celebration today with a visit to economically depressed Saginaw, Michigan. Before the week is out, Cabinet members will be in Ohio, Georgia, Texas and Virginia. Obama wraps up the week with events in Colorado and Nevada.