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Bush: 1st Seder tonight. Prez sends Passover greetings. White House messages of the day. 200th Sweet blog posting!

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The White House today is moving two ``messages'' they hope mainstream media will focus on....blaming Democrats for the immigration impasse.... and continuing to press seniors to sign up for the new Medicare Part D drug benefit before the May 15 deadline.

And the president sends his Passover greetings..

Office of the Press Secretary
April 11, 2006

Passover, 5766

"Say therefore to the people of Israel, "I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment."

Exodus 6:6

I send greetings to those observing Passover, beginning at sundown on April 12.

The story of the Jewish people throughout history reflects the triumph of faith, the importance of family, and the power of hope. During Passover, Jewish people across America and around the world gather together with family and friends to celebrate the liberation of the Children of Israel from slavery. By reading the Haggadah, singing traditional songs, and sharing the Seder meal, Jewish people relive the story of their redemption and ensure that their values and heritage are passed on to future generations.

During this celebration of faith and hope, we are reminded that freedom is the Almighty's gift to every man, woman, and child. We pray for a more peaceful and hopeful world where the blessings of liberty are bestowed upon all mankind.

Laura and I send our best wishes for a blessed Passover.


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I have been attempting to send names to the president for birthday congratulations since his innauguration January 20th, 2009.
I would like to know why my plus 80 birthday people have not received the wishes.

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