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Thu Jan 19, 2017, 05:19 PM Jan 2017

The 5 craziest hours in the White House [View all]

Ready: (Relative) calm before chaos
The 90-plus permanent White House staffers and a few trusted contractors show up around 4 a.m. — some sleep on cots at their workstations — ready to execute the battle plan devised by the chief usher. Although this will be Chief Usher Angella Reid’s first transition, staff turnover at the residence is rare, so most of these folks have done this at least once before.

The kitchen staffers are among the very few who are not pulled into moving duty, because they are already scrambling to create breakfast, the traditional congressional coffee, afternoon snacks, dinner for who-knows-how-many and preparations for the next day’s social events.

(To be clear, we are talking about the residence staff, not the administrative staff. The press secretary does not make the First Family’s beds, and policy advisers do not arrange the president’s sock drawer. However, they probably will schlep their own boxes to their new offices in the East and West wings.)

More at link :WaPo
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All traces of dignity and decency must be removed by noon. nt Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2017 #1
Here's what's really happening: The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2017 #2
Good one!!! Stellar Jan 2017 #4
Wow. nt msanthrope Jan 2017 #5
Thank you for the post Kilgore Jan 2017 #3
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