Obama Goes Shopping in Support of ‘Small Business Saturday’

US President Barack Obama gestures as he listens to the public while speaking at the Asheville Regional Airport in Fletcher, North Carolina, on October 17, 2011 during the first day of his three-day American Jobs Act bus tour to discuss jobs and the economy. Obama's tour comes as Republicans and several moderate Democrats remain roadblocks to passing his $447 billion jobs plan in the Senate. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
He's listening. Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/2011 AFP

"This is Small Business Saturday so we're out here supporting small businesses," Obama said, who went shopping in the Du Pont Circle area of downtown Washington in support of small businesses. The president and daughters Sasha and Malia bought a few books, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney, and The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Barely — just barely — Obama passed up a great deal on Core of Conviction, an autobiography by Michele Bachmann.