You will be happy to know that the White House fountain is colored green today, in honor of Saint Patrick's Day.
That's right, the White House has placed, what I am sure is organic, non-toxic, all-natural green dye into the water to celebrate the holiday that commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.
The president is hosting the Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny. One of Kenny's first acts as PM of Ireland was to slash his own pay, then lead further reductions for other ministers, as well as leading the charge on reducing politician's use of government provided transportation. Kenny has been insistent at keeping Ireland's corporate tax rate low. His goal for Ireland's budget is to operate with a deficit of 3% of the GDP.
I will be lifting my glass of Guinness tonight in hopes that Kenny's politics rub off on our president.