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   'Pull Off The Band-Aid' And Other Homespun Presidential Advice: A Quiz

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7/15/2011 3:00 pm

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Entered 7/15/2011, Updated 7/15/2011

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We all know that presidents speak from a bully pulpit. But sometimes their words can sound a lot like those of another kind of commander-in-chief – Mom. Consider what President Obama said during a press conference on debt reduction talks on July 11: "Pull off the Band-Aid. Eat our peas. Now is the time to do it." But he wasn't finished. At another press conference four days later, he opined: "We don't stop sending our kids to college; we don't stop fixing the boiler or the roof that's leaking. We do things in a sensible, responsible way." Obama's not the first president to wear the mantle of mom-in-chief. Try your hand at matching the practical advice with the president:


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