• Barack Obama Finally Gets to Measure the Drapes


    Welp, this afternoon, the Obama's visited their soon-to-be home, currently occupied by a pleasant white couple who are being evicted by the state in just a few months, with whom they met and apparently did not come to blows.

    This is an historic moment for America, and The New York Times has all the most relevant and newsworthy details from the meeting…

    President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, received a warm welcome at the White House shortly before 2 p.m. Eastern time by the current occupant, President George W. Bush, a man with whom he expressed a sea of differences during the just-ended election campaign…

    The two men were dressed almost identically in dark blue suits, white shirts and blue ties. Ms. Bush wore a brown suit, and Ms. Obama a burnt-orange dress.

    See that? The two couples aren't that different after all. They both wear clothes, and neither of them favor novelty hats.

    But lets get down to the really important facts…

    A few minutes after the couples entered the White House together, Mr. Bush and Mr. Obama reemerged and strolled along the colonnade past the Rose Garden to the outer entrance to the Oval Office. Mr. Obama walked just at Mr. Bush's shoulder and appeared to be speaking animatedly, gesturing with both hands. Each of the men waved several times to reporters and others off camera.

    I hope that clears up the internet rumors that Bush would be carrying the president-elect around on his back, like a horsey.

    Anything else of substance, NYT?

    Mr. Obama saw the Oval Office in person for the first time, just 10 weeks before he will make history by returning as its first black occupant. A physical reminder of the coming change was provided by construction equipment gathered in Lafayette Park across Pennsylvania Avenue from the north side of the White House.

    See that, America? There's the change you've been promised. Nothing says "change" like construction equipment.

    That's the exact same kind of change that I've been experiencing every fucking morning starting at 7 am in my Queens neighborhood.

    Somehow, I was hoping change would be less jackhammery.


    Tags: Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, Washington DC, White House

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