Housing Development

From The Caucus at The New York Times:

CHICAGO—The White House has turned down a request from the family of President-elect Barack Obama to move into Blair House in early January so that his daughters can start school on Jan. 5.

The Obamas were told that Blair House, where incoming presidents usually stay in the five days before Inauguration Day, is booked in early January, a spokesperson to the Obama transition said. “We explored the idea so that the girls could start school on schedule,’ the spokesperson said. “But, there were previously scheduled events and guests that couldn’t be displaced.”

It remained unclear who on Bushes guest list outranked the incoming President.

Original DVD cover.

“It’s not a public schedule,” said Sally McDonough, spokeswoman for First Lady Laura Bush, in refusing to disclose who was staying at Blair House.

Maybe it’s all of Chimpy’s old drinkin’ buddies! Now that he is never seen in public, I bet he’s been sauced to the gills every day.

Ms. McDonough said “there’s nothing more to say other than that it’s not available and won’t be available until January 15.” She added that “you’re trying to make a story out of something that’s not a story.”

A State Department official said he didn’t know of any foreign dignitaries staying at Blair House in early January.

A White House official said that Mr. Bush does not have family or friends from Texas staying at Blair House during the period which the Obamas requested. But Blair House, the official said, has been booked for “receptions and gatherings” by members of the outgoing Bush administration. Those receptions, the official said, “don’t make it suitable for full-time occupancy by the Obamas yet.”

Hey! I know where there’s plenty of room!

Mr. Obama has been staying in Chicago with his family since the election; the Obamas have decided to send their two daughters, Malia and Sasha, to Sidwell Friends School in Washington.

Obama transition officials said that the family is considering other housing options and are hopeful the girls will not miss the start of school.


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26 responses to “Housing Development

  1. Dusty

    I thought it was a bit odd that the Obama’s couldnt stay there…but then everything about the Bush’s is odd. 😉

  2. dusty,
    it’s very odd. i bet a bunch of chimpy’s old cronies are going to throw some bashes and trash the place. they don’t want kids around during the toga party.

  3. You’ve gone animated?

    Maybe I’ve been away too long…

  4. hey cz! 😀
    i go animated every once in a while just so that nobody mistakenly throws dirt on my face! 😉

    p.s. i don’t make the animated ones. i wish i knew how to.

  5. jlms qkw - jenn

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  6. “Two Children Left Behind”.

    Thanks for thinking of others, W.

  7. ¡ʎoʇ ʍǝu ɐ punoɟ uuǝɾ ǝʞıl sʞool ʇı ¡ɥo-ɥn

  8. hi patch!
    welcome to the raisin! 😀 what a nice surprise to see you here! you get enough caffeine at joe’s inn, so how about some nice warm cider or something sans caffeine? 😉

  9. writechicpress

    I bet someone will make room for the Obama girls.

  10. I’m actually surprised that the Bush administration hasn’t been even pissier toward the Obamas.
    This Blair House slight was definitely rude and intentional, but knowing what a prick Bush is, it could be a lot worse.
    I’m just glad the end is in sight.

  11. wcp,
    i have no doubt that they will find a place to stay, even if it is at motel 6. 😉 i was thinking that condi has an apartment at the watergate. if she was smart and wanted people to hate her a little less, she could tell the obamas that they can use her place.

  12. karen,
    i think this was just one last eff you on chimpy and pickle’s part. it’s petty and stupid. there is no reason why they can’t move some of their guests to one of the hotels in the area. there doesn’t seem to be anyone of any importance on the guest list.

  13. nightowl724

    nonnie, honey, you’re a funny girl… But, what IS that growing out of Michelle’s chest?

  14. nightowl,
    growing out of her chest? she’s holding a telephone, just like in the original. is there something else i’m not seeing? 😕

  15. nightowl724

    HAHAHAHAHA! My son and I stared at your poster and the original and couldn’t figure out what that was! (Obviously, we didn’t see the movie.) To maybe see what we saw, hold your finger over the earpiece of the phone (which we had ignored). Then, start looking up from the middle of her chest along her left neck muscle. What’s at the top looks like a soft, triangular “something,” possibly a mushroom? (And, no we weren’t imbibing in any magic ones while we were studying the object!) So, I hope you agree on at least this one point: HAHAHAHAHA!

  16. nightowl,
    when faced with a poster like this, i have 2 choices–clean up the old one or make what i add match what is already there. i always think it is more fun to match what is already there. sometimes, that means sacrificing a bit of clarity.

    now, have some shrooms. 🙂

  17. nightowl724

    Well, it was so obvious when we read your answer that we groaned…

  18. no worries, nightowl,
    it’s more fun when it is a bit of a puzzle.

  19. and on Morning Schmuck the other day – Mike “the plagiarist” Barnicle couldn’t repeat enough how GRACIOUS the bushes have been…….

    i think the obamas should get their puppy already and teach it to pee on bushes.

  20. Nonnie, love it!! I imagine the chimp stomping his foot and getting his way, his frat buddies just can’t be ignored and there WILL be parties! How incredibly rude. Oh well.

  21. dcAp,
    it irks me when the talking head morons constantly beat the drum about how gracious chimpy and pickles are being. what did they expect? do they think they will act like their normal rude selves to have it splashed all over the news? they haven’t done anything that past administrations haven’t.

    p.s. you need to stop watching squinty. he raises your blood pressure!

  22. helen,
    it wouldn’t surprise me in the least bit if chimpy was tying one on every night. he has to have something to do while pickles looks at him with contempt.

  23. Bush can always practice ducking when he’s drunk and Laura’s on the warpath.
    I still loved the Clinton staff absconding with all the “W” keys on the White House keyboards before they turned over the keys.
    Now THAT was classic!

  24. karen,
    the stories about the clinton people ransacking the white house was just a myth perpetuated by karl rove et al. pure lies as a one last eff you to the clintons and democrats in general.

  25. in2thefray

    It isn’t plausible to any one that the house is actually booked. Whether legit persons or a closing line up of pardon seekers etc. it is well within the realm of probability that the place is set. Not to mention the fact that it undoubtedly needs to get all purtied up for the O’s when they are inbound.
    Merry Christmas you amazing raisins

  26. hey i2tf!
    of course it’s plausible that the house is booked. however, there doesn’t seem to be anyone very important staying there, or someone would know about it. is it unreasonable to move some of the guests to a hotel to make room for the obamas? of course, nobody is obligated to make room for them, but it would be a nice thing to do and would have saved chimpy and pickles a little bit more bad publicity. it appears petty.

    hope your holidays are good ones! 🙂