The First Lady, Someone Who Has Eaten Countless Meals, Weighs In

from Michelle Obama info@barackobama.com
reply-to info@barackobama.com
to Mark Thoman <markthoman@gmail.com>
date Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 1:31 PM
subject These dinners
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signed-by barackobama.com

Mark —

Not everyone knows how to prepare for a dinner like this. As someone who’s eaten countless meals with my husband, I want to tell you the one thing to do if you’re selected to join him…

Just relax. Barack wants this dinner to be fun, and he really loves getting to know supporters like you.

I hope you’ll take him up on it before Friday’s deadline.

 

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BGA and Illinois Review Get Play’d

How did Tip put it? All politics are local?

http://www.dgreport.com has over 150 posts first-hand witnessing the arrogance and abuse of power of the CHSD 99 Board of Education and the majority members of that board over the years. It all happened specifically after long time Board member and President Bruce Beckman stepped down after 20 years of service, and before current Board President Bill White was elected to the middle chair.

During that in-between time the former Superintendent got stiff final year pay raises (from $187.2K in 2005 to $256.5K+ in 2008) to goose his pension; the local teachers union made campaign contributions to the majority board members election fund; FOIA’s were routinely denied; no one knows how many times the OMA was violated; reporters verbally harassed when they wrote articles the board majority disliked; a board member silenced for trying to talk about cheaper insurance options; residents denied the chance to speak at meetings; few accurate recordings or minutes kept of public meetings; Township Democratic Party newsletters stacked in the School Districts Administration building during School Board meetings, and more. The Board President during all of this was/is Julia Kennedy-Beckman, the Democratic State Central Committee 13th District Representative. Read the rest of this entry »

An Unusual Come-On

Mark, can we meet for dinner?

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from Barack Obama info@barackobama.com
reply-to info@barackobama.com
to Mark Thoman <markthoman@gmail.com>
date Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 12:51 PM
subject Mark, can we meet for dinner?
mailed-by bounce.bluestatedigital.com
signed-by barackobama.com

Mark —

Supporters like you are the reason I’m here, and the values we share have always made our organization more than just a political campaign.

So whenever I can, I want to take the opportunity to meet you. Last month, that meant I got to talk to folks in Iowa about small-business opportunities, and sit down with a group of volunteers from around the country who helped build this campaign in their communities this summer.

Today, I want to ask if you’ll join me and three other supporters for a meal and conversation sometime soon. Read the rest of this entry »