Friday, February 17, 2012

"What Obama Said Today at Boeing"

After flying to Washington State on his own Boeing 747.(The White House)

Eli Sanders (SLOG):
Via The White House:

Boeing Production Facility
Everett, Washington

11:47 A.M. PST

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Everett! (Applause.) It is great to be in Washington — not Washington, D.C., in Washington State. (Applause.) And it is great to be here at Boeing. (Applause.)

I want to begin by first of all thanking Kathleen for that wonderful introduction. We were up there talking a little bit, and she’s a pretty good representative of Boeing workers. Kathleen told me, I have a motto: Every day, nobody will outwork me. And that’s a pretty good motto for Boeing, but it’s also a pretty good motto for America. So give Kathleen a big round of applause. (Applause.)

I’ve been told we’re standing in the biggest building in the world, so big you could fit Disneyland inside. Your heating bills must be crazy. (Laughter.)

I want to thank Jim McNerney and Jim Albaugh for hosting us here today. Give them a big round of applause. (Applause.) Your Machinist’s leadership, Tom Buffenbarger, Rich Michalski, Tom Wroblewski and SPEEA President Tom McCarty are here. (Applause.) One of the finest governors in the country, Chris Gregoire is in the house. (Applause.) And I want to thank the mayor of Everett, Ray Stephanson for having us here today. (Applause.) MORE...

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