Who's keeping the Obamas out of the Blair House?

The White House has refused a request by the Obamas to move in early into the Blair House to facilitate Sasha and Malia's transition to their new school.

Though Clinton and Reagan both stayed in the Blair House as early as December, typically, the incoming Presidents’ families move into the Blair House five days prior to inauguration. In this case, though, Michelle and Barack—who both treasure education—sought to avoid having their daughters miss their first day of school (January 5th).

Sure, it's a seemingly reasonable request, but I can't begrudge the Bushes for rejecting it. They are, tragic as it is, still the current tenants. And, in Bush's feeble mind, he probably thinks he's doing them a favor.

But what I do have a problem with is George and Laura's refusal to disclose the identities of the Blair House occupants who are preventing the Obama's from moving in. According to the State Department, it's not a foreign dignitary. And another unnamed White House official admitted it's not a member of Bush's family.

So who is occupying the Blair House? As part owner along with all my fellow taxpayers, don't I deserve to know who could possibly be so important as to sabotage the schooling of the next youngest White House residents?

To that question, the White House revealed this:

"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. "It's not a question of outranking the Obamas. Blair House will be available to them on January 15."

How magnanimous. Reason #6655321 why January 20 can't come soon enough.

Tags: Barack Obama, Blair House, George Bush, Malia Obama, Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama, white house (all tags)



Reports are that George is back on the sauce

that's probably where he keeps his secret still.

by JJE 2008-12-12 11:54PM | 0 recs
Re: WTF?!

we have discovered Cheney's previously undisclosed location...

by skohayes 2008-12-13 01:44AM | 0 recs
Maybe it's the Blair Witch. n/t

by Sumo Vita 2008-12-13 01:05PM | 0 recs

they're giving free rent toharry whittington...

by canadian gal 2008-12-13 02:12PM | 0 recs
not a good thing

I feel Obama should be permitted to move in early to the Blair house!

by Chris25 2008-12-13 03:44PM | 0 recs
Re: Who's keeping the Obamas

I hope some enterprising reporter keeps an eye out in January to see if there really are events occuring there.  Nasty is as nasty does...

by calwoman 2008-12-13 08:03PM | 0 recs
Re: Who's keeping the Obamas out of the Blair Hous

i bet there's money involved in this, pure and simple

by bluedavid 2008-12-14 09:27AM | 0 recs
Now, now ......

don't get all in an uproar over this. After all, it was the Lincoln bedroom that Bush promised would not be 'for sale' in his administration, not the Blair House.

by emsprater 2008-12-14 06:00PM | 0 recs


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