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Barack Obama’s Tuscon Applause Cue Surprises White House

WHEN grey-haired sage Barack Obama put down his gun and spoke about Gabrielle Giffords (Gabby to you), he became the BBC’s first “post-partisan” President. And the crowd clapped.

White House Press Secretary Roert Gibbs was amazed by the clapping:

“I will say that I read the speech several times and thought that there wouldn’t be a lot of applause if any. I think many of us thought that. But I think there was a celebration, again, of the lives of those who had been impacted. Not just at that grocery store but throughout the country. And I think that, if that is part of the healing process, then that’s a good thing.”

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Posted: 18th, January 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)