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Monday, November 10, 2008

Re: The Urban Archipelago

posted by on November 10 at 14:05 PM

George W. Bush, man of the evangelical base, created the White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives.

Barack Obama, man of the city, is going to create the White House Office of Urban Policy.

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I sure hope so.

Posted by Carollani | November 10, 2008 2:09 PM

Anyone else get the "Help Pay Hillary's Debt and Get a Free T-Shirt" email?

Posted by P to the J | November 10, 2008 2:13 PM

Not that the City of Seattle's incarnation does such a great job, but can we please have Office of Race and Social Justice Initiatives at the Federal level?

Posted by Sky | November 10, 2008 2:20 PM

I'm guessing what WaPo calls the "intense back-stabbing" among Democrats for Obama jobs won't include wanting to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from here on. Hope they strip out all the "faith-based" bullshit from HUD's mission statement but quick.

Posted by tomasyalba | November 10, 2008 2:24 PM

It's basketball vs. baseball.

Posted by Dougsf | November 10, 2008 2:26 PM

Each day brings more reasons to fall in love with the promise, possibility, and potential of this administration. I'm ready to pack it all in, drive to D.C. and camp out until someone gives me a job. SWOON!

Posted by Suze | November 10, 2008 2:51 PM

The Urban Archipelago, like the Gulag Archipelago, is a prison.

Posted by John Bailo | November 10, 2008 2:51 PM

Does the new president often dismantle offices created by the outgoing president? Because if I was Obama that office of faith-based initiatives would be the first thing to go.

Posted by Brian | November 10, 2008 2:51 PM


Posted by raisedbywolves | November 10, 2008 3:23 PM

Now that the election's over, I cleared out about 400 emails that are no longer relevant.

Including the Send Bills To Hills one.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 10, 2008 3:24 PM

@8 I'm with you! Faith based bullshit. Those religious thieves spent twenty six million dollars on a "museum" that shows school children how Adam and Eve, two fictional characters, played together with T-Rex. This is exactly the kind of horseshit these religious types promote with your tax dollars. Not to mention that Bush has given them permission to use taxpayer money for proselytizing. Disgusting betrayal of our founding fathers.

Posted by Vince | November 10, 2008 3:40 PM

Yes and Obama supports faith-based initiatives too.

Posted by Trevor | November 10, 2008 4:46 PM

The White House Office of Finally Giving a Shit About Black People

The White House Office of Fixing That Bridge That Could Fall Down Any Time

The White House Office of Small Towns Got Nothin'

Posted by Greg | November 10, 2008 5:49 PM

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