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CNN reporter writes letter to Santa Claus every single day for four years

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Wait, no, not Santa Claus. What’s the name of the other jolly fellow who hands out free toys and candy to everyone as if by magic, and only the emotionally stunted believe in him? Oh yeah, that’s right: President Barack Obama.

I had never heard of Tom Foreman before today, but that’s only because he’s on CNN. For whatever reason, the network has allowed him to admit the following on their “news” site:

Inauguration Day will signal the culmination of an effort I launched on January 20, 2009, to write a letter to the White House every single day of Barack Obama’s first term.

And I do mean every day. Weekends, holidays, when he was on vacation, and when I was on vacation. I wrote in my office, at home, in moving airplanes, cars, trains and even while running through the woods. I wrote early in the morning, in the middle of the day and late at night…

The tally: 1,460 letters, well over a half-million words, or enough to fill about seven novels…

Whether a Democrat or Republican fills that office, answering to the needs of 311 million people is a magnificent and daunting challenge, let alone answering their letters. So I will close my series with the same letter that started it all, by far the shortest of the bunch.

Dear Mr. President,
Congratulations! Watching you on that podium today, surrounded by so many hundreds of thousands of Americans, I could not help but feel inspired by the miracle of democracy and the greatness of our nation. I also have a question: Do you have any idea what you’ve gotten yourself into?
I know you are busy today, but call when you can.

Dear Mr. Foreman and all likeminded acolytes of President Barack Obama,

He’s just not that into you.


(Hat tip: Rick Moran)