President Obama turns 53 years old today, and the Democratic National Committee worked overtime over the weekend to ensure that enough people wished him happy birthday. Sent out by the DNC on Saturday:
There are a few creepy points here, such as the guy peering over the shoulder, the morose look on Obama’s face as he delivers cupcakes, or the fact that the DNC is tracking down who on their mailing list didn’t sign POTUS’ card. The cupcake photo used in the mailer does have a history, though, as they were the cupcakes Obama brought Hearst reporter Helen Thomas for her 89th birthday. The two share the same birthday; she died July 20 last year.
Obama has nothing big on his birthday schedule — a daily briefing with Vice President Biden and an Oval Office meeting with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.
UDPATE: The DNC sent out another email from former Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning begging for birthday-card signatures: