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George Bush Won’t Let Obama Into White House Early, Because WTF?

The tacky “new money” Obama family has insulted America by requesting early occupancy of the White House’s guest quarters, Blair House, so that his two children could start school on time (Jan. 5) at their fancy private gig. The White House has turned down the request because who are these fucking people?

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 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.

Perhaps the young princesses could stay with Uncle Dick Cheney at his house for a few weeks? Maybe he’d even let them “push the button!”

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88 comments

  1. shortsshortsshorts

    Dude, Barry, check Craigslist. There is NO WAY you can find anywhere to stay in D.C. for Obama’s inauguration. …oh wait. what?

  2. ManchuCandidate

    Jeez, W. Why make the Hopey = Jeebus allegory stronger? Next thing we know, we will be hearing about a new star to the east and visits by three wise men.

  3. ToeCramps

    Why don’t Dubya let Osama stay in the West Wing and let Hopey & Co stay at Blair? Count on Booosh to be an asshole to the very end!

  4. ManchuCandidate

    [re=197811]Packherd[/re]:
    “Mr Cheney, why does the button look like a chocolate starfish?”

  5. pepe

    Has Barry “fancy pants” Obama never heard of the Holiday Inn? Or maybe even a Residence Inn. It’s only 2 weeks… christ.

  6. arf

    A long time ago there was another family in need of a place to stay on a cold winter night, a husband and his wife, heavy with child. They were turned away from every inn and home, and had to bunk down in a manger among the beasts. A star shined brightly above them, and when the baby was born, he was totally in a good school district.

  7. Gopherit

    [re=197808]ManchuCandidate[/re]: I guarantee you won’t see 3 Wise Men near the white House until after the Obamas move in.

  8. Texan Bulldoggette

    Maybe W was afraid Barry would steal the silverware, leer at Laura & stock the fridge full of Schlitz Malt Liquor.

  9. Rush

    This is a lame attempt on Barry’s part to catch up to the number of homes that McCain has if you ask me.

  10. AngryBlakGuy

    [re=197808]ManchuCandidate[/re]:
    [re=197818]SayItWithWookies[/re]:

    …well I’m bringing the frankincense so on of you can bring the myrrh.

  11. liberaltruthsayer

    I wonder if the Blair House has been set up as “Shredderville” where all documents implicating this administration in criminal activity go. Before Bush pardons the whole lot.

  12. putinontheritz

    Cheney’s Button is our epoch’s Pandora’s Box. Small children will be ‘reading’ (with their mind wands) 4-d illustrated versions of this story in 4008.

  13. SayItWithWookies

    [re=197831]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: Taken care of. David Plouffe already sent me an email saying I’d get an inaugural commemorative tote bag if I contribute in two or more ounces of myrrh.

  14. obfuscator

    [re=197838]WagTehGod[/re]: The girls would be disturbed by the adult sized diaper changing station next to the infant sized diaper changing station.

  15. effinHel

    Well, the story actually got it wrong… The Obama’s could stay, they were just directed to use the back door… Jeesh some time those people are just to uppity for their own good!

  16. Numbat Dundee

    [re=197808]ManchuCandidate[/re]: But if you carry the allegory through he’ll have to visit Egypt to avoid being murdered by Herod/Cheney. Whereas Cheney actually sends the people he wants to tourture to Egypt for free.

  17. Larry McAwful

    I can understand the Bushes’ wanting to hold on. It’s going to be something like forty years before anyone lets another Republican anywhere near the White House, so they might as well enjoy it while they still can.

  18. Guppy06

    It’s “Bush‘s guest list!” Grammar Nazi SMASH!

    How well does copy editing pay over at the Times, anyway?

  19. p-Sludge ofTheElves

    I already got people staying there who GAVE me millions, instead of COSTING me millions IF YOU DON’T MIND!

  20. populucious

    My Mother has a small place in McLean where she would, I’m sure, be happy to put the new First Family up, as long as they don’t mind sleeping on her adorable collection of fold up couches, beds and air mattresses.

    She does work so they’d need to either rent a car or get themselves Metro passes to get themselves into the city every day. She can’t be taxiing people all over the place. She’s also not going to be cooking for people all the time, so just know that. It’s help yourself or go hungry. They’re welcome to watch the teevee, but please don’t erase any of her HGTV shows. (Those Design on a Dime folk are so clever!) Also, if they’re around on Sunday, they will be expected to attend church with her, because really, it’s a nice thing, and what does it hurt you to make a Mother happy?

    Also, they’ll need to clear out by January 16th, because that’s when all her guests coming in for the Inauguration start arriving. Apologies if that’s inconvinient, but who leaves planning a trip to DC THIS January to the last minute like that?

  21. Neon Trotsky

    I hear the Obamas are having a hard time finding a room for the Inauguration too since it’s in such high demand…

  22. problemwithcaring

    Laura recommended the YWCA on Rhode Island and thinks it will fine for the likes of the Obamas.

    “And like so many of the people from the Chicago area, they, you know, were underprivileged anyway,” she said, “so this is working very well for them.”

  23. HomoElectus

    you know the staffer who actually got to tell obama camp “no” on something actually came in his or her pants.

  24. azw88

    [re=197815]pepe[/re]: Barry and Michelle are OK wit da cheepy hotels, hostels, and such, it is those prickish gov’ment dudes and dudettes that will only stay at the top-notch places. Secret Service guys are such spoiled pricks, they are willing to take a bullet for a brother, but unwilling to sleep on anything but pure satin sheets.

  25. One Yield Regular

    Those Bushes sure were quick to cash in on renting out the place for the inauguration.

    But frankly, why would the Obamas WANT to stay in this house? I saw the movie. It’s out in the middle of the Maryland woods, all run down, with handprints all over the walls, and there was this lost college kid, Josh, standing in the corner of the basement, facing the wall, then whap, the lights went out and the film ended, but somebody found the video camera.

  26. Pop Socket

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

    Uh, anybody. There is a little known “no Socialist Muslim Kenyans” clause in the deed covenants. Nobody complained before because, like, what were the odds?

  27. Hutch

    I liked Barney Frank’s observation that Barry has been grossly overestimating the number of current presidents (there’s only one president at a time?). Throw da bum’s out and just move into the White House. The Bushes, such as they are, can stay at the Holiday Inn Express.

  28. finallyhappy

    My house- extra bedrooms, big screen Tv, Fios, wireless internet. I can’t promise meals because I work but they can eat my stock of granola bars and cereal(name brand – none of this cheap stuff for the future First family)- there are Chinese and Pollo carryouts near by. They can even use my car- I’ll take the bus. No one will suspect it is them in the crappy old toyota. Where do I send my address?

  29. WithMySFValues

    May I volunteer my parents’ house in Arlington? Spare bedroom, golf course views, Mom will toast you a bagel in the morning. Since I came out, I have fought over nothing more intensely with my mother than Barry v. Hillary (I favored Our Lady of the White Water, she was for Barryz despite her fear of blacks/gangstas), so they can bloody well put up the Obamas for a couple weeks, nuff said?

  30. S.Luggo

    [re=197988]mistahkurtz[/re]:
    “A pox on them all.”
    Not exactly analytical, outside of being a snark fail. E.g.:

    The signers of the Declaration of Independence.
    — A pox on them all.

    The 12 Apostles.
    — A pox on them all.

    The American Enterprise Institute.
    — A pox on them all.
    On second thought, excluding the word “all”, one might have a point. (See the Waffen SS assault on Stalingrad.) I trust that I have made myself obscure.

  31. TexasCowGirl

    [re=197808]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Boy I tell ya, Jesus comes back and a wingnut who claims to love him tells him there’s no room at the inn! Well that’s what happens when you’ve been brainwashed into believing that Jesus was white.

  32. Mr Blifil

    I don’t suppose this has anything to do with the 458 office shredders and the 17 wood chippers that were loaded into Blair House under cover of the night a few weeks ago…

  33. greengou2

    Booked for whom…some last minutes visitors….Saudis….holding hands.

    President elect Obama’s girls are our first daughters, they should be treated with dignity and respect, any how it is always Ritz-Carlton in DC, Malia and Sasha would love the cookies.

  34. greengou2

    [re=197804]Woodwards Friend[/re]:

    President elect Obama’s girls are our first daughters, they should be treated with dignity and respect, any how it is always Ritz-Carlton in DC, Malia and Sasha would love the cookies.

  35. greengou2

    President elect Obama’s girls are our first daughters, they should be treated with dignity and respect, any how it is always Ritz-Carlton in DC, Malia and Sasha would love the cookies.

  36. Mojopo

    Why in the hell should Barack and Michelle have to work around Bush? Find me more than 10 people who will be appalled if Obama walks into the White House and throws Bush’s clothes out the damn window. Let Bush pitch a tent on the South Lawn until the 19th if he’s going to be a dick about this.

  37. Purple Tide

    The Blair House has spent the last 8 years as a Republican gay sex S&M dungeon. Crist, Foley, Craig, Haggard, Mehlman, Hastert— it’s gonna take at least 3 months to get the Santorum out of the carpet and perhaps a century to exorcise the greasy scrote-stain demons from Karl Rove’s felching couching.

  38. Borat

    Doesn’t Barry still keep that studio arpartment in DC he wrote about in his book? What’s wrong with that?

  39. sezme

    Barry, MIchelle and the girls can stay in a dormitory room at George Mason University while George kicks out the little-boy harem at Blair house. Unless the administration finds out, and then – hilarity ensues! Check out There’s a President in my Dorm Wednesday nights at 7:30 on NBC!

  40. Robobot

    Barry and kin are more than welcome to respond to our Inauguration Special and sublet out our UMD partyhouse for ~$1.5k a night until the Whitehouse is free.

    Special amenities include a semi-functional everything, two angry Republicans who live upstairs, lots of attention from the kind and racially unbiased PG County police department, and a neighbor who call the cops on us for obscure zoning violations every time a black person comes over.

    It will be great practice for in the Whitehouse.

  41. TexasCowGirl

    Now Barry has to investigate all of the Bush Administrations crimes on general principle. Bad move Dubya, bad move.

  42. Murphious

    So what if they can’t let the Obama family into an official “guest house” early. I am pretty sure someone in D.C. needs some favor and will offer them free rooms…Does our soon-to-be ex-guv Rod Blowmebit*h know any hoteliers in the area? (punny last name courtesy of a buddy of mine who coined it after Rod won his first term here in Illinois)

  43. ivenson

    OK, Barry, I think we’re ready to do business. You can stay with me in lovely Herndon, VA…home of a new VW plant AND home to many immigrants. Our local govt shut down our controversial (to idiots) day-laborer center. You could maybe make a speech about that!

    Also, I could take you out for some New Mexico style enchiladas at Anita’s (or Tortilla Factory if you want to be all uppity). We got Korean groceries where you can point to the eel you want in the tank and they catch it fresh.

    Best of all, if you have a good traffic day, the 20 minute drive into DC should only take you an hour or so.

    Unless it’s raining, or the sun is shining brightly…then it’s like 90 minutes on 66E.

    Si se puede!

  44. glamourdammerung

    [re=197815]pepe[/re]: Do you really think the Secret Service is going to let Obama stay in a Motel Six or other spot that is easily accessible with nice large glass windows once could fire weapons through?

  45. artbot2000

    Just for that, dough butt, no last little trip on US One. You and the first frau can fly commercial back to Dallas/whatever. Maybe unka Dick will loan the use of his Gulfstream.

    And as a further temporary pre-whitehouse residential thought: how about the Potomac?

  46. Captain Swing

    Stoopid, ignorant… I suppose we shouldn’t have been surprised that George The Dumber just had to add ungracious to the list before he and his miserable claque hauled ass.

    President Elect Obama should hire the most expensive hotel room in Georgetown for Sasha and Malia for the week, tell them it’s OK to invite all their new school mates, their parents, and the teachers back for dinner every night, put it all on the tab, then send Dubya the bill.

    Luckily for Bush-the Soon-to-be-Departed, the incoming President and First Lady have way too much class to do that, and give the impression that they would not allow their daughters to become overindulged brats, unlike some others we could mention…

  47. Paul Tardy

    Milking that civil service job right to the end. You go W. Looks like there’s still some fumes left of Bush’s political capital (in the capitol). Did I get the difference between capital and capitol right, anyway. Why can’t the Obamas stay in that secret bomb shelter the congress built so they can still debate the future of America even if there is a nuclear war. I bet the youngest, and her little school friends would just love it. The older one might have outgrown underground bomb shelters, but I think the little lady will just love the nearby, actually just above, Greenbrier hotel and young girl fantasy palace. If the “Secret emergency relocation center” is also booked up, who knows with these Bush people, Mount Weather and the mysterious ‘Site R’ might also work in a pinch. The girls might have to be bussed to school by helicopter. I think landing on the Sidwel’s soccer pitch in a $400M VH-71 Kestrel would put the Obama girls in good stead with the cool kids. Actually a VH-71 is a flying RV, so maybe they could stay in the helicopter until the Bushs are safely out of sight and out of mind.

  48. Dreckster

    Who has it booked? I checked and it turns out it’s God. Tired of all the evening teleconferences, plus, what with his main man leaving office, needed to get some face time in.

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