Obama Sends His Condolences to Jackson’s Family

    Politico reports that President Barack Obama has sent a private letter of condolence to the grieving Jackson family. Obama’s senior advisor David Axelrod recently appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press to discuss the president’s correspondence, noting that “The president obviously believes that he (Jackson) was an important and magnificent performer. Obviously, he led a sad life in many ways as well but his impact is undeniable.” The letter is apparently the first response from the White House regarding Michael Jackson’s death. Also according to Axelrod, Obama had planned to discuss Jackson at a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the weekend, however the attending reporters did not bring the subject up. [Politico Via The Daily Swarm]