Faced with the PR disaster of canceling an event dating back to 1878, it appears the childish occupant of the White House is leaning toward not being a complete buffoon.
The White House plans to hold the annual Easter Egg Roll on April 1 because it does not expect a government shutdown before then, a spokesman said Tuesday.
“We have every expectation that the Easter Egg Roll will proceed as planned,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney.
He was responding to reports that the White House has sent e-mails to egg roll ticket recipients, warning them that the event could be canceled due to budget issues.
Of course none of this uncertainty prevents the White House from plugging the event all over the whitehouse.gov website. And naturally it’s an Obama in the spotlight. Yes, even their dog gets some facetime.
Shockingly, the link there does not actually go to an Endless Obama Campaign website, but rather to a National Parks link. I suppose they still have some standards. There, for a mere $29.99, you can have the Obama dog commemorative egg set. You know, if they sell enough of these things maybe they can actually hold the event.
Not one to be overshadowed by a dog, the charming First Lady also has her ego massaged.
In addition to all the fun and games, the day’s activities — which will include sports courts and cooking demonstrations — will help educate families on smart ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise choices into their daily routines, which are key pillars of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.
Swell. Kids can’t even have a little fun without the omnipresent “Let’s Move” nonsense attached to it.