So here is the story. I love that caption that NBC, also known as MSM for Obama, wrote under the picture. He is enjoying the Steelers jersey he got after making children cry.
What is really interesting in the story is what the parents say and what the staff says when they call the parents liars.
Parents say they tried to make it on time, but their chartered buses hit heavy traffic that slowed them down substantially. They thought they were supposed to show up by 10:15, but they say they arrived at 10:25 instead, and couldn’t get in.
The White House tells a slightly different story. A spokesperson said the group was actually supposed to be there at 9:30, but they held the gates for the group until 10:30, 15 minutes longer than they told the group, but when they still hadn’t arrived, they had to draw the line.
From what the parents say they arrived by 10:30. If as the spokesman says the gates were open until 10:30, then why were they not allowed in. If they arrived after 10:30, then why didn’t the spokesman say what time they got there?
But, all in all why didn’t they do more to accommodate these visitors. They could have changed the tour or just done a bit of it to keep the children happy. Children that age would have been happy with just a bit. Were the same staff setting up for the Steelers and running the tour for the children? I don’t think so, any other professional would have done something to accommodate both parties.
The message I get from all this is that Obama lied when he said that he wanted to show that the White House was for everyone. It seems you have to be famous to really be welcome in the White House. Hope you enjoy your jersey Obama and don’t worry about the children they won’t think of this too often.
Updated to add, I didn’t notice in the story that this occurred on Thursday. The same day that Obama ran about a half hour late to give a speech at the National Archives. Interesting that he still gave his speech while children who ran late to see the White House were left to cry. I wonder if the change occurred because of the last minute decision to give the speech.