Bailouts, Bankers, Brackets, and Bo: Obama’s First 100 Days

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Curmudgeon David Axelrod may feel that the president’s first 100 days in office is an arbitrary, media-fabricated “Hallmark holiday,” as he put it recently, but it actually serves a useful purpose. Obama’s presidency has moved at a breakneck pace, taking on big, important issues like the economic collapse and international diplomacy, while simultaneously producing irrelevant but entertaining distractions, like puppies and swing sets. And in between there were plenty of unforeseen events, like pirates and tax scandals and taboo Queen-touching — all of which we’d be liable to forget if we didn’t pause every so often and remind ourselves of their existence. And what better way to recall a series of memorable moments than a slideshow!