Welcome to the "Best of the West (Wing Week)!" That's right, folks, West Wing Week took some time over the holidays to reflect on a busy year in video, and to bring you some highlights from the archive. But first, a quick wrap up of the President's week.
Friday, December 21st:
In the morning, the President spoke at the truly moving funeral service for Daniel Inouye, the late senator from Hawaii.
That afternoon, speaking from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, the President nominated Senator John Kerry to serve as Secretary of State.
Then, after a week of negotiation and debate around the fiscal cliff, the President took the podium in the Brady Briefing Room to talk about where we are in the fight to keep middle-class taxes from going up.
Later, the first family embarked on their annual holiday trip to Hawaii, where the President would spend a short time over Christmas with his family.
- The President and First Lady made their annual Christmas Day visit to the Marine Corps Base Hawaii to spread some holiday cheer.
- With the debate around the fiscal cliff not yet resolved, the President cut his holiday trip short and returned to Washington to continue in the fight to keep middle-class taxes from going up.