Obama Takes 100th-Day Hoopla and Runs With It (NYT story)





When it comes to the whole 100 Days hoopla, President Obama and his team were against it before they were for it.

To hear the White House tell it, Mr. Obama never much cared for the idea of marking his 100th day in office, next Wednesday. A trumped-up journalistic convention, senior aides called it. (O.K., they have a point.)

“Not a ton different than the 99th,” declared Mr. Obama’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs. “A Hallmark holiday,” said a senior adviser, David Axelrod.

But even as they professed their disdain for the pseudomilestone, Mr. Obama’s advisers have quietly embraced it.


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