November 1st, 2010
11:33 AM ET
12 years ago

Obama's Halloween pardon

Washington (CNN) - It wasn't a ghost and it wasn't someone dressed up as the President who popped into the press cabin on Air Force One Sunday. President Obama himself made a rare appearance during the flight from Cleveland, Ohio to Andrews Air Force Base.

"Happy Halloween" Mr. Obama said when he paid a surprise visit to the dozen members of the press pool who follow his every move.

The President asked if anyone was taking kids trick-or-treating and chatted briefly about his daughters.

Sasha he said was going to dress up as a turkey, to which someone asked jokingly if he was going to pardon her, a play on the Thanksgiving White House tradition of pardoning turkeys.
The President replied, "that's a good idea, I'm going to pardon Sasha."

The visit to the back of the plane, his third since taking office, lasted for only one minute.

It capped a four state weekend campaign swing to stump for Democratic candidates and rally voters ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections.

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  1. db

    I ask this, Is this what the POTUS was hired to do, spend our money in the mid term elections to Jet around in Airforce 1 blowing money like it was water or was he hired to do the job as the POTUS? Between Michele and the POTUS they have flown more on AF1 and other AF aircraft than any other POTUS in history. Ask yourself, what has he accomplished, that could not have been accomplished, while he was suppose to be doing his job in Washington DC. We are in a very deep recession MR POTUS and people are hurting while you blow our money that we DO NOT have. Pay attention or is it your goal to bankrupt the USA?

    November 1, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
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