Power Point: Give us a few weeks

April 9, 2009, 1:51 AM UTC

“Why didn’t the waters part, the sun shine and all the ills of the world disappear because President Obama came to Europe? That wasn’t our expectation. That’ll take at least a few weeks.”

–White House senior adviser David Axelrod, in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal. As Axelrod quips, repairing U.S. relations with Europe won’t happen overnight, but Obama got off on the right foot–helped no doubt by his rock-star status on the Continent. –Jessica Shambora