The Common Good

Chile's New U.S. Ambassador Recalls A Deadly Day In 1976 In Washington And His Own Escape

Juan Gabriel Valdes, Chile’s new ambassador to the United States, is formally presenting his credentials to President Obama on Wednesday.
These formal events are not normally Loop-worthy happenings. But this one is different…

There was Obama press secretary Jay Carney’s daughter (Carney hitched a ride in the motorcade to catch the game). Jim Wallis’s (a former member of Obama’s faith council) son. On one team was senior Obama adviser David Plouffe’s son. And NBC’s “Meet the Press” host David Gregory’s son and daughter are teammates with Carney’s kid.