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The Croquist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 09:28 AM
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47. We don't know the truth yet
but I can't believe that the Whitehouse would lie about this.
They almost certainly gave the school a schedule.
I think (don't know) that they publish a schedule.
There are hundreds of local schools that would jump at an invitation to meet the President and tour the Whitehouse.

I could be wrong but I think that Obama is busy these days. If he frees up some time for this school he is paying for in in some other aspect of his life. How much time do you think he gets to spend time with the family? Does he call / e-mail friends or family as much as he would like? There is probably a Whitehouse schedule out there telling him when he and Michelle can squeeze in the time for the wild thing.

He can't be expected to change his entire schedule because somebody is running late.

Maybe he could have dissed the Steelers for the kids but they weren't the ones that were late.
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  -Sobbing Kindergarteners Snubbed by WH for Steelers? Psephos  May-22-09 08:13 AM   #0 
  - How late is "a little late?"  Orrex   May-22-09 08:15 AM   #1 
  - Maybe you should re-read the article  nykym   May-22-09 08:20 AM   #6 
     - Doh! Thanks!  Orrex   May-22-09 09:39 AM   #49 
     - The article says they were an hour late  dragonlady   May-22-09 10:48 AM   #63 
  - seems to me it was the group's fault- the adults of course.  cali   May-22-09 08:15 AM   #2 
  - How so?  WillBowden   May-22-09 08:19 AM   #5 
  - you can assume that the traffic will be heavy and plan accordingly  cali   May-22-09 08:23 AM   #10 
  - You can assume all you want  atreides1   May-22-09 08:29 AM   #16 
  - We can assume a lot of things...  WillBowden   May-22-09 08:30 AM   #17 
  - you can assume traffic will be heavy, plan accordingly  northernlights   May-22-09 10:14 AM   #58 
  - "The White House tells a slightly different story. "  Abacus   May-22-09 10:00 AM   #57 
  - Please enlighten us  atreides1   May-22-09 08:26 AM   #13 
     - Read Post #9.  lamp_shade   May-22-09 08:27 AM   #14 
     - I've lived in the NoVA area for 13 years now. Traffic is HELL!  ShortnFiery   May-22-09 08:38 AM   #23 
     - I live in NOVA too  BonnieJW   May-22-09 08:58 AM   #31 
     - If they planned the trip, whose fault would it be?  tabasco   May-22-09 07:23 PM   #71 
  - Good decision by the White House. I mean for godsake, people, these are  saltpoint   May-22-09 08:19 AM   #3 
  - Post of the day and its early too. nt.  WriteDown   May-22-09 08:25 AM   #11 
  - Post of the day and its early too. nt.  WriteDown   May-22-09 08:25 AM   # 
  - Hahaha!  babylonsister   May-22-09 08:28 AM   #15 
  - You may have some points, but...  AnneD   May-22-09 08:37 AM   #22 
  - Noted.  saltpoint   May-22-09 08:39 AM   #24 
  - Huh?  Turbineguy   May-22-09 08:41 AM   #26 
  - It's because I don't LIKE the sarcasm smiley. I want a macaroni and  saltpoint   May-22-09 08:41 AM   #27 
  - Hello? The parents complaining about this are from Stafford County. The SAME  ShortnFiery   May-22-09 08:54 AM   #29 
  - Still, there's no 5-year old in the nation who can bring a  saltpoint   May-22-09 09:10 AM   #39 
     - You don't get this do you? It's manufactured.  ShortnFiery   May-22-09 09:12 AM   #40 
     - You've found me out, shortnfiery.  saltpoint   May-22-09 09:14 AM   #41 
        - LOL, no seriously. This is contrived. Who in their right mind would turn  ShortnFiery   May-22-09 09:16 AM   #42 
     - sure there is...  keroro gunsou   May-22-09 07:50 PM   #75 
  - Most important, five-year-olds do not vote. n/t  QC   May-22-09 09:40 AM   #50 
  - LOL. Miss my OC humor :)  Catchawave   May-22-09 08:37 PM   #76 
     - Yep. Ol' Rahm may have to spend a little extra time patching up  saltpoint   May-22-09 09:20 PM   #78 
  - I'm sure the WH will make it up to them, but they should have been there early, not late.  lamp_shade   May-22-09 08:19 AM   #4 
  - Traffic kept them from being on time...  WillBowden   May-22-09 08:21 AM   #7 
  - It's not rocket science - if you are scheduled to be there at 10:15,  RaleighNCDUer   May-22-09 09:24 AM   #45 
  - If you've ever driven in that area you know that one hour delays are not  Lorien   May-22-09 09:40 AM   #51 
     - THEN LEAVE AN HOUR AND A HALF EARLY!  tabasco   May-22-09 07:27 PM   #72 
  - "they doubt the tour can be made up in that time."  Twillig   May-22-09 11:43 AM   #68 
  - True, the WH is not Chuckee Cheese, but...  Contradiction   May-22-09 08:35 AM   #20 
  - Wasn't President Obama giving  Cha   May-22-09 07:43 PM   #74 
  - You've obviously never taken a large group of kinders on a trip....  AnneD   May-22-09 08:46 AM   #28 
  - NO, doesn't make you special. You have an appointment, you show up on time.  ShortnFiery   May-22-09 09:04 AM   #34 
     - Isn't that crazy? Sobbing? Please! Someone has overdramatized this beyond credibility.  Judi Lynn   May-22-09 09:53 AM   #56 
  - You are exactly right  spiritual_gunfighter   May-22-09 09:45 AM   #53 
  - This is the link I was looking for  HopeOverFear   May-22-09 08:22 AM   #8 
  - "The White House tells a slightly different story.  rocktivity   May-22-09 08:23 AM   #9 
  - According to the White House they were supposed to arrive at 9:30am  dugaresa   May-22-09 08:25 AM   #12 
  - I'll be surprised if there isn't a visit by  Still Sensible   May-22-09 08:31 AM   #18 
  - Yes, that sounds like a perfect solution  rocktivity   May-22-09 08:36 AM   #21 
  - i agree nt  MisterK   May-22-09 07:31 PM   #73 
  - they need to pump themselves up with steroids like the steelers  Algorem   May-22-09 08:33 AM   #19 
  - Contact the White House - suggest Obama visit the school to explain.  HopeHoops   May-22-09 08:40 AM   #25 
  - Seems to me that the chaperones who were IN ERROR to be an hour late to meet  ShortnFiery   May-22-09 08:56 AM   #30 
     - Have you ever tried to get into DC?  HopeHoops   May-22-09 09:01 AM   #33 
     - I do it all the time. I KNOW D.C. traffic. Doesn't make SPOILED parents special just because  ShortnFiery   May-22-09 09:07 AM   #35 
     - We don't know the truth yet  The Croquist   May-22-09 09:28 AM   #47 
  - the real 5-yr olds  lanlady   May-22-09 08:59 AM   #32 
  - the real 5 year olds are allowing the skewed story of parents from one of our  ShortnFiery   May-22-09 09:10 AM   #38 
     - +1 for the truth  Dappleganger   May-22-09 10:22 AM   #60 
  - Does the drama ever cease?  qanda   May-22-09 09:07 AM   #36 
  - I'm sending up an "What the ... FOX!" Flare. No PR person in their right mind would  ShortnFiery   May-22-09 09:09 AM   #37 
  - No matter what, - Kindergarden kids are way too young to appreciate the privilege  LeftinOH   May-22-09 09:19 AM   #43 
  - I'm sure if it were up to the 5 year olds themselves, they'd opted for a trip to FUNLAND instead ...  ShortnFiery   May-22-09 09:23 AM   #44 
  - This is not a big deal.  No Elephants   May-22-09 09:28 AM   #46 
  - Can we hold the outrage on this one?  Bette Noir   May-22-09 09:36 AM   #48 
  - hope they learned a lesson  Blue_Tires   May-22-09 09:43 AM   #52 
  - Agreed....  Iowa   May-22-09 01:47 PM   #69 
  - A lesson in what's important in America  marshall   May-22-09 09:47 AM   #54 
  - I'm going with the WH on this one. Good call.  Fire1   May-22-09 09:48 AM   #55 
  - If I were President, I would lock the gates on the Steelers  JayMusgrove   May-22-09 10:17 AM   #59 
  - Obama probably knew NOTHING about this "manufactured controversy" by  ShortnFiery   May-22-09 10:23 AM   #62 
  - I disagree, An appointment is an appointment  Bodhi BloodWave   May-22-09 08:59 PM   #77 
  - I side with the WH on this one - bad planning by the adults  RamboLiberal   May-22-09 10:23 AM   #61 
  - As several others have pointed out,  SheilaT   May-22-09 11:18 AM   #64 
  - Check out the latest comment on NBC 4's site  ShortnFiery   May-22-09 11:19 AM   #65 
  - Live from Nancy Grace  pfitz59   May-22-09 11:26 AM   #66 
  - ...  ShortnFiery   May-22-09 11:30 AM   #67 
  - Seriously  PeteytehMawnstar   May-22-09 07:18 PM   #70 

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