Sorry, We’re Booked, White House Tells Obamas
December 12, 2008 7:35 PM Subscribe
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NYT: "The White House has turned down a request from the family of President-elect Barack Obama to move into Blair House in early January so that his daughters can start school on Jan. 5.
The Obamas were told that Blair House, where incoming presidents usually stay in the five days before Inauguration Day, is booked in early January, a spokesperson to the Obama transition said. “We explored the idea so that the girls could start school on schedule,’ the spokesperson said. “But, there were previously scheduled events and guests that couldn’t be displaced.”
The Blair House, situated across the street from the White House, is the official state guest house for the President of the United States. Take a tour of the Blair House
And where are the Obama girls going to school, anyway? To the Sidwell Friends School
, apparently, which has also educated the children of Theodore Roosevelt and Bill Clinton, as well as the grandchildren of Joe Biden
, albeit for as much as $29,442 a year.