Report: WH warning that sequester cuts could kill annual WH Easter Egg Roll—
Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) March 18, 2013
The Obama White House has never shied away from using kids as props. Now, it’s threatening to put the kibosh on this year’s Easter Egg Roll. Because, SEQUESTER!!!!111!
“[B]y using these tickets, guests are acknowledging that this event is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty surrounding the Executive Office of the President and other federal agencies,” the White House cautioned, according to two Capitol Hill sources who provided the language. “If cancelled, the event will not be rescheduled.”
Politico: WH warns Congress they may cancel Easter Egg Roll. And yet Carney told Fox last week it was "apples and oranges."—
(@toddstarnes) March 18, 2013
On Friday, Carney got into a contentious back-and-forth on Fox News and said the egg rolls [sic] is for a lot of military families and it’s paid for by the sale of ceremonial eggs and outside donations. “It’s a totally different budget, he said. “These are apples and oranges.”
Nah. That’s crazy talk! Because the president is totally focused on our finances. And all that leisure time really helps to clear his head and stuff.
Hey, these cuts have got to hit us where it hurts.
Sequester: WH warning Congress they may cancel the annual Easter Egg Roll unless you're $500K donor in which case the WH door is always open—
Terry Kinion (@tdkinion) March 18, 2013
Whatever happened to “for the children”?