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February 04, 2009

After 14 Days Obama Already Tired of the White House

So he just up and left.

With little notice, the president and first lady Michelle Obama bolted the gated compound of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in their tank of a limousine on Tuesday. They ended up at a Washington public school, greeted by children who could not care less about the collapse of a Cabinet secretary nomination.

"We were just tired of being in the White House," the president candidly told the gleeful second-graders at Capital City Public Charter School.

"We got out! They let us out!" Mrs. Obama said as the kids and their teachers laughed.

The White House said the Obamas' trip had been planned, just not publicly announced.

The surprise timing, though, gave the feel of two different worlds.

What was going on at the White House yesterday? Tom Daschle was getting thrown under the bus. So was Nancy Killefer. Too tough for President Obama. He may have also been psychically girding himself for an interview with velocireporter Brian Williams. He opened his mouth an out popped...the truth?

"Did I screw up in this situation? Absolutely. I'm willing to take my lumps," Obama told NBC's Brian Williams, one of five interviews he gave yesterday afternoon. Obama told the network anchors that there are "not two sets of rules" for people, and said that average taxpayers deserve to have public officials who pay their taxes on time.

Did Obama discover this idea recently (which makes him an idiot) or did he fail to perform basic background checks on his nominees (which makes him inept)?


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