Finally, we have a President who knows San Francisco exists. George Bush did not visit San Francisco once in eight years - yeah, sure he danced around the area to squeeze money out of the elites, but he didn't bother with the people of SF at all. This is different than Bill Clinton (and Al Gore for that matter, who actually owns a condo in San Francisco). Perhaps we will see Obama visiting the city by the Bay.
"I send my warmest wishes to people across Asia, in America, and indeed around the world who are celebrating the Lunar New Year and welcoming the Year of the Ox. As they gather with their families and celebrate over meals, they welcome new beginnings and honor the enduring wisdom of their ancestors.On other thing you will see that is different than the Bush Administration is that they are actually working on the weekend. Just ask Lilly Ledbetter if she appreciates this.
"From the lion dances in San Francisco to festivals in Atlanta and parades in New York City and Washington, D.C., Americans of Asian descent carry on the vibrant traditions of their forefathers and enrich America's cultural diversity. I wish all those celebrating the New Year to be blessed with peace, prosperity, and good health."