March 26th, 2011
09:00 AM ET

Letters to the President: #796 'Break time'

Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

Reporter's Note: The president is being hit with one big event after another on the world stage. That’s why I’m taking a break for both of us.

Dear Mr. President,

What on Earth happened to spring? Here it was warming nicely, the daffodils were popping up, cherry blossoms emerging, and now suddenly the cold breezes are blowing and there is snow in the forecast again! Ah well, there is nothing to do about it, so I guess I’ll endure.

Despite the wintery winds, I suspect I have fallen into a bit of spring fever, because I must say I really have had just no interest in politics this weekend. Not much in world events either. I realize that this is a tragic turn for a newsman, but I’m just laying my cards on the table.

Maybe it’s a combination of being hit with so many massive events, one right after the next. The shooting in Arizona, the troubles in the Middle East, then the earthquake and tsunami, then the related nuclear problems, and now we have a war in Libya. (Yes, I know, you’re trying really hard not to call it a ‘war,’ but honestly, as soon as missiles start launching and fighter jets fill the skies, it certainly doesn’t look like a game of Twister, does it?)