President-elect Barack Obama tried to move himself and his family into the President’s Guest House, known as the Blair House earlier than normal protocol for incoming Presidents so that his daughters start classes at Sidwell Friends School on Jan. 5. The White House turned him down since the quarters were already booked.
There is no room in the inn it seems. 😉
The Obama family were told that Blair House, which is where incoming presidents usually stay in the five days before Inauguration Day, is already booked in early January for “receptions and gatherings” by members of the outgoing Bush administration. Those receptions, a White House official said, “don’t make it suitable for full-time occupancy by the Obamas yet.”
The Blair House, which has stood facing the White House for over 180 years will be ready and awaiting the Obamas’ tenancy on January 15th, 2009, in accordance with longstanding White House protocol.
Perhaps – if Obama asks nicely – Bill and Hillary may let him and his family “sublet” the Trowbridge House which is the Guest House for Former Presidents. It is directly adjacent to the Blair House.
And hey! In keeping with the sarcastically Christmas-esque theme, it seems that in Italy they’ve gone beyond the unfortunate lack of room at the inn and added Obama to the Nativity!
In all truth the above post isn’t – or shouldn’t be – news. Sadly, the Liberal media is reporting on it – and in an inflated, biased and negative tone – in an effort to create a myth about Obama being treated poorly by the outgoing Bush administration.
BTW: It should be humorously noted that the Italians have a positive mania about the nativity and often add very large numbers of irregular figures to their nativity scenes. The Obamas are hardly first additions, nor are they the oddest by far.