Friday, December 12, 2008

White House Denies The Obamas to stay at Blair House before Inauguration

Blair House in yellow


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 January 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.

For real, who outranks the President-Elect of the United States of America?

The Obamas love Chicago and would not leave early at all, but situating their daughters in a new school, new school mates and new city is very important.

The Obama Girls are the first little people coming to the White House since John F. Kennedy. The Bush White House need to find a interim place for the next President of the United States to stay!!
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.”

Are you kidding me? They booked The Blair House for outgoing parties? And that is more important that the next President of the United States and his family? Like the WHITE HOUSE, as large as that house is, not suitable enough for these "parties?"

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