Today at 7:46 a.m. (EDT) the 300 millionth American will be born—or, more likely, will slip across the Mexican border astride an elephant.
Back in 1967 when Robert Ken Woo was anointed the 200th American, President Johnson held a news conference. This time, the government is scaling back the festivities somewhat.
Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said the Bush administration isn't playing down the milestone, though he said he had no plans for Tuesday. Census Bureau employees planned to mark the moment Tuesday afternoon with cake and punch. [Link]You can watch the population clock roll over here.