Reporter's Note: President Obama is going to take it easy for the holidays. Me too. But without the surfing. And I’ll still write my letters every day.
Tom Foreman | BIO
Dear Mr. President,
It’s Christmas Eve! Or as I like to call it, Foam the Runway Day, considering how much I usually have left to do. It’s especially true in DC this year with the big snow storm, all the late action on health care reform (as I write this the Senate is poised to approve their version in the morning, so congrats,) and the usual end of year work madness that I’ve grown to know and fear.
I’m a pretty good time manager (as opposed to time traveler) so it always surprises me a bit to find the Christmas tornado roaring toward me while I’m still standing in the wheat field of autumn like a befuddled farmer. But what are you going to do? Time marches on.
My big special is on at 7 o’clock eastern tonight, All the Best, All the Worst 2009, and I’m actually pretty excited about it. I don’t know if you’ll be in transit to Hawaii at that hour, but you could probably get Biden to Tivo it. You got mixed reviews, as you might expect, but your family drew raves, so that’s good news to take to the beach.
It’s good to take a break from our work and worries from time to time, and while I can’t get away to the Pacific waves, I always find a way to cool out during the holidays, even when I’m working. Usually I spend at least part of the last day running through the office in a reindeer hat passing out chocolates. Not sure if I can get that in tomorrow, but what the heck…I suppose that’s what next Christmas is for. Btw, I went running in that hat once and this dog I ran past got all crazy and started chasing me. No kidding.
Anyway, in the spirit of relaxing, unless something really crazy cranks up over the next week or so, I’m not going to write about politics, or issues, or things in the news. I think I’m just going to write stories about great Christmas moments I remember. Who knows? Maybe I’ll pick up a new one this year.
And in that same spirit of taking it easy, I won’t even ask you to call. See? You’re relaxing already.
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