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Obama Meets Privately With The Dead

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Musicians Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the band The Dead perform in NYC, March 30, 2009. (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images )

By Mary Ann Akers
The surviving (and formerly feuding) members of the Grateful Dead had a secret impromptu meeting Monday evening with the man they credit with reuniting them: President Obama.

The president welcomed all the members of The Dead, who are performing tonight at the Verizon Center in Washington, to the Oval Office just before dinner last night. They didn't talk music as much as they did history -- the history of the Oval Office, and the president's desk.

Apparently the band was quite taken with how tidy the president keeps his desk. And how down-to-earth he seemed, according a source who was there.

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Posted at 3:56 PM ET on Apr 14, 2009  | Category:  The Sleuth
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Wave that flag!

Great that the Boys have gotten engaged with the political process. Their benefit show last year the night of the primary in California was tremendous. A great experience, even on line.

Wonderful that the POTUS has a few minutes to reach out to the diverse communities of our country.

Posted by: bpbatlaw | April 15, 2009 9:02 PM

Ohhhh, LOL! :-D

Did O'Bomba take any Sugar;

with his Tea?

One Lump, or Two? ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | April 15, 2009 2:57 PM

"I'll drink your health, share your wealth, run your life, steal your wife."

"...Back to back chicken shack. Son of a gun, better change your act.
We're all confused, what's to lose?
You can call this song, the United States Blues."

Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia

Posted by: lure1 | April 14, 2009 4:25 PM

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