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Obama: 'I Love the South'

By Ed O'Keefe
Experience and professional qualifications trump regional considerations in the selection of Cabinet secretaries and other top government appointees, President Obama told a group of reporters from regional newspapers during an interview earlier this week. The lack of southerners in his Cabinet and among senior staff does not signal a geographic bias, he said.

"I love the South," Obama said three times during his response to a question about why there is only one southerner in a senior position in his administration.

"By my count, you have about seven folks from the Midwest, six from the West, a crowd from the Northeast," the reporter said, noting that White House press secretary and Alabama native Robert Gibbs is the only Southerner in a top government job.

"I love the South," Obama reiterated. "I've got to admit that we have thought a lot about finding the very best people for the jobs and haven't been thinking with great intensity about regionalism, because partly except for food and sports teams and weather, I mean, we're one country. And I think that people are so mobile these days that -- I tend to think of ourselves as all just Americans."

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To make obamas adoration of the south (and vice versa)complete,President Obama should show off some of his superman tricks for the onwaiting crowd,like having bullets bounce off his chest,change the course of mighty bad economies,bend diplomacy with his bare hands."I love the south"

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Posted by: anthonysantora08 | March 14, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

With people in government such as Republican governor Sanford in South Carolina who could blame him if he didn't love the South? Sanford is showing his ignorance and proof of not caring about his constituents that elected him by turning the stimulus money down. He doesn't care about the people of South Carolina, he only cares about standing out and showing himself.

Posted by: racam | March 13, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

He loves the South? Is that a fact? How about the fact that Southerners CLING TO RELIGION AND GUNS? What does he say about that?
Bet he says that getting our guns will be a might harder than getting them from the Sheeple in the North East!!

Posted by: TexRancher | March 13, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Former First Lady of Arkansas Hillary Clinton doesn't count?

Posted by: scharb | March 13, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

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