Sherry Hackett's Opinion Piece Called "We Noticed" about President Obama- Incorrect Authorship!

Sherry Hackett’s Opinion Piece Called “We Noticed” about President Obama- Incorrect Authorship!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a forwarded opinion with a list of observations about President Barack Obama that allegedly was written by Sherry Hackett, the widow of the late actor and comedian Buddy Hackett.

The Truth:
We do not know how Sherry Hackett’s name got associated with this but she is not the author.
It is a commentary that reflects the observations of the actual writer, Faye Parrish.  The opinion is posted on the Family Securities Website.

There are some inaccuracies in this eRumor, however.

The statement about the administration’s planning to re-define September 11 as a “National Service Day” is slightly inaccurate in terms of the name. On September 10, 2009, The Corporation for National and Community Service announced that September 11th would be known as the “National Day of Service and Remembrance.”   According to the website, this day was to be “marked by service projects in all 50 states, with tens of thousands of volunteers expected to turn out to paint and refurbish homes, run food drives, spruce up schools, reclaim neighborhoods, and support and honor veterans and first responders.”     Click for press release.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, both candidates, Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain were present for a 2008 memorial ceremony at “Ground Zero”, the site of the September 11, 2001 attack of the World Trade Center in New York. Roses were gently placed on the pile by McCain and his wife.  In contrast, Obama tossed the long stem rose onto the pile.  President Bush was not present at the ceremony.

YouTube Video of September 11, 2008

Among the things noticed by Parris was a 2008 error made by candidate Obama who said, “I’ve now been in 57 states; I think one left to go.” has findings posted on this eRumor. Click here for findings

updated 04/29/10