Message from the White House today:
“Never lose that sense of wonder.”
The irrepressible “West Wing Week,” that video replay of the White House week’s highlights, ranges from the president’s swearing-in of a new FBI director to his pitch for his health-care program in Boston.
There’s no mention of a struggling Obamacare website or Kathleen Sebelius’ grilling in front of a House committee. There is a mention of the 2012 rival, Republican Mitt Romney, for his signing of the Bay State’s health care law which served as a predicate for Obamacare.
It does include a tasting of New York cheesecake in Brooklyn.
The theme, though, comes from the president’s words at the memorial service for a former House Speaker, Tom Foley, in Statuary Hall of the Capitol. “When we’re standing outside these magnificent buildings, we have that sense of wonder and that sense of hope,” President Barack Obama said there, “and sometimes, the longer you’re here, the harder it is to hang on to that.” Foley, he said, never lost that.