During an interview that aired Tuesday on “Good Morning America,” George Stephanopoulos asked Obama about the White House tours canceled as part of Obama’s Sequesterpocalygeddon political maneuvering (not that Stephanopoulos framed it that way).
President “Wasn’t Me” replied, “You know, I have to say this was not a decision that went up to the White House.”
Yeah, and the sequester was a Republican idea.
Obama: Hey, I Had Nothing to Do With Stopping White House Tours jammiewf.com/?p=25310
— JWF (D) (@JammieWF) March 13, 2013
Of course that was his answer, now that high profile media personalities are stepping in to offer to foot the bill.
— Razor (@hale_razor) March 13, 2013
Of course Obama has no control over White House tours. He doesn’t want it. That’s leadership in the Obama Administration.
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) March 13, 2013
Empty Chair alert! MT @byronyork: Obama on closing White House tours: ‘This was not a decision that went up to the White House.’
— John Hayward (@Doc_0) March 13, 2013
But don’t worry! While it’s not his responsibility, President Knight in Shining Armor stands ready to make it all better.
President Obama tells @gstephanopoulos the WH is trying to find a way to resume WH tours for school groups. Up soon on GMA
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) March 13, 2013
He told Stephanopoulos, “Well, what I’m asking them is are there ways, for example, for us to accommodate school groups– you know, who may have traveled here with some bake sales. Can we make sure that– kids, potentially, can– can still come to tour?”