Blair House: No Early Obamas Allowed!
The ever-classy Bush family turned down a request from president-elect Barack Obama to move into the White House's guest quarters early so his two children Sasha and Malia can start school on time like normal kids on Jan. 5.
Unfortunately, the Obama's were informed that Blair House, where incoming presidents usually stay in the five days before Inauguration Day, is already booked for early January by someone who is apparently more important than they are.
Although a White House spokesman said no foreign dignitaries were scheduled, and the Bush's did not have any family or friends visiting during that time, the Blair House has been booked for “receptions and gatherings by members of the outgoing Bush administration that don’t make it suitable for full-time occupancy by the Obamas yet.”
You hear that Obamas?
The Bush's have important things to do before their graceful exit from power and need another place besides the cramped White House where Laura can get some knitting done in peace and quiet and George can hold his no-girls-allowed-secret-boys-only meetings without interruptions from Barney (or Laura, hehe).
Not so some "kids" can start school on time and the president-elect's family can have some sweet pad to crash at.
Nice try, though.