Friday, October 16, 2009

World Hails Obama’s Rescue of Balloon Boy

(2009-10-16) — Congratulatory messages poured into the White House this morning from global heads-of-state celebrating President Barack Obama’s dramatic rescue of a 6-year-old Colorado boy, whose apparent flight in an experimental balloon yesterday captivated viewers around the world.

While the White House declined to comment on how the president could have flown to Colorado, retrieved the boy from the balloon, and returned him safely to the attic of his family home, press secretary Robert Gibbs said President Obama was “surprised and deeply humbled” by the international attention. He said the president views this latest round of global tribute as “a call to action” to lend urgency to the cause of passing comprehensive health care reform as well as cap-and-trade climate change legislation.

The incident comes just a week after Mr. Obama stunned the world by winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his diligent labors during the initial 12 days of his administration to promote fraternity among nations and to abolish or reduce standing armies.

Mr. Gibbs said the president is committed donating to charity any reward money he gets for the boy’s rescue, and that the White House still awaits a return phone call from the boy’s family regarding the amount of that reward.


Cathy_of_Alex said...

LOL! I think we need a 'shop of Obama in a Superman outfit.

Michael said...

LOL! This was the best! hahaha. =X