B is coming to town

hello dublin - photo from Obama: The College Years, Time Magazine

As he announced on St. Patrick's Day, B will hang out with his crew here in Dublin then swing by Moneygall, Co. Offaly where his maternal great-great-great grandfather Fullmouth Kearney was raised before leaving Ireland in 1850. Lots of talk on the radio about getting him to drink Guinness, as that would be a historic photograph. Here in Dublin there is supposed to be music and theatre performances from 2pm. B is throwing us a party!

In other news, the White House rejected a speech at Croke Park because it didn't 'look Irish enough' for the cameras. He is going to address me and a couple thousand others in front of the Bank of Ireland in College Green--about 4 blocks from my building. Something I found odd was that he wont visit Northern Ireland because there is a diplomatic rule where heads of state cannot cross the border without first setting foot in Britain.

See you and my girl Michelle on Monday, B!

7,500 arrive daily by the busload for royal + presidential security - Ormond Quay