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(John) Howard bumps Obama into hotel
news.com.au ^ | 7th January 2009 | Sean Plambeck

Posted on 01/07/2009 2:32:38 AM PST by naturalman1975

BARACK Obama and his family have been forced to move into a hotel because John Howard is staying at their place.

The former prime minister and his wife Janette are booked to stay at Washington’s Blair House on January 12 as he will receive the US Medal of Freedom from outgoing President George W. Bush the following day.

Blair House, a 119-room mansion, is the official state guest house of the US president and traditionally where incoming US presidents stay before their inauguration.

The Obamas will take up residence there on January 15 but had asked to move in on January 4 so their daughters could settle into school.

“We explored the idea so that the girls could start school on schedule,” a White House spokesman told The New York Times.

“But there were previously scheduled events and guests that couldn’t be displaced.”

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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bhoinauguration; blairhouse; coronation; inauguration; johnhoward; obama; obamatransitionfile

1 posted on 01/07/2009 2:32:39 AM PST by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975
The article leaves out the fact that traditionally, Presidents-Elect have not moved into Blair House until January 15.

It was "The One" who wanted special treatment..

This article is lame.

2 posted on 01/07/2009 2:40:03 AM PST by PalmettoMason ("an empty limousine pulled up in front of the White House, and Barack Obama got out")
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To: PalmettoMason
The article leaves out the fact that traditionally, Presidents-Elect have not moved into Blair House until January 15. It was "The One" who wanted special treatment.. This article is lame.

That is why we have hotels. Duh!!!

3 posted on 01/07/2009 3:04:11 AM PST by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: naturalman1975

I hope federal marshalls rousted the Obamas and threw them in the street.


4 posted on 01/07/2009 3:04:50 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: naturalman1975
Blair House, a 119-room mansion, is the official state guest house of the US president and traditionally where incoming US presidents stay before their inauguration.

This was a story about a month ago. The President-Elect does not "traditionally" move into Blair House until the week before the Inaugeration. The Obamas wanted a special deal, but they did not get it.

The fact that it is still a story means that the Obamas are still whining about it. It is not good for the President of the United States to be a whiner. This is going to be a loooooooong four years.

5 posted on 01/07/2009 3:09:13 AM PST by gridlock (QUESTION AUTHORITY)
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To: jws3sticks

***That is why we have hotels. Duh!!! ***

If the Omniscient One and his advisors are so dumb that they don’t know that the Blair House is used for visiting dignitaries and is booked months in advance, or used for emergencies such as when Nancy Reagan attended her husband’s funeral, then they shouldn’t be running this country.


6 posted on 01/07/2009 3:10:26 AM PST by kitkat
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To: naturalman1975
Here you go Michelle and Obama.

Welcome to the Quality Inn, a Washington, D.C. hotel near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center The Quality Inn® hotel is conveniently located just minutes from the heart of the nation's capital and many historic landmarks. This Washington, D.C. hotel is close to the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House and the United States Capitol building. 501 New York Avenue NE , Washington, DC, US, 20002 | Phone: (202) 543-7400 Fax: (202) 544-2327

7 posted on 01/07/2009 3:20:54 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: naturalman1975
Anyone remember when this story first broke? The left tried to claim that Blair House management said they weren't booked before the 15th. Another liberal lie.
8 posted on 01/07/2009 3:28:21 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: kitkat
I hear you there but it is now too late for that wish, unless BHO’s Kenyan Birth Certificate finally shows up.

No hope there, as the Juggernaut is under way with no stops, regardless of the constitutional requirements.

9 posted on 01/07/2009 3:35:15 AM PST by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: naturalman1975
This is my favorite line:

BARACK Obama and his family have been forced to move into a hotel because John Howard is staying at their place.

At "their" place? This author is just plain nuts.

10 posted on 01/07/2009 3:44:52 AM PST by patj
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To: gridlock
The Obamas wanted a special deal, but they did not get it.

The details of the "special deal" need to be spelled out, explicitly. They asked for the Bush Administration to renege on a pre-existing commitment to the former Prime Minister of one of the US's major allies (and, along with Japan, our MAJOR ally in the Pacific).

And now they're whining about it. A lot.

As bad as the whining is, the fact that they wanted Bush to pull the carpet out from under the former leader of a major ally speaks volumes as to their approach to foreign affairs.
11 posted on 01/07/2009 3:53:36 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: naturalman1975

The article also leaves out that President Bush offered for the Obama family to stay at a house that Admirals stay in. I guess it wasn’t good enough for The One. Good enough for our leaders in the military, but not for The One. Better to stay at a luxerious suite in a fancy hotel and garner sympathy as if it were a family staying in a Travelodge with a Uhaul attached to the back of their car.


12 posted on 01/07/2009 3:56:09 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: naturalman1975

“But there were previously scheduled events and guests that couldn’t be displaced.”

This suggests that it would have been ok to displace certain people for his highness.


13 posted on 01/07/2009 4:05:31 AM PST by villagerjoel (1984 was not supposed to be an instruction manual!)
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To: autumnraine

hey, that’s interesting. i hadn’t read that an alternative spot was offered to the O’s. what’s the name of that house?


14 posted on 01/07/2009 4:13:28 AM PST by avital2
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To: naturalman1975
It does not belong to that POS family until the 15th... I despise our new muslim first family of evil.

LLS

15 posted on 01/07/2009 4:14:14 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: naturalman1975

“BARACK Obama and his family have been forced to move into a hotel because John Howard is staying at their place.”

Isn’t it tragic that a family is “forced” to move into a $5,000 a night suite in a 5 star hotel. Apparently, the symapthy is overwhelming because I think I read somewhere that democrat donors are picking up the tab. Isn’t it nice to have friends in your time of need?


16 posted on 01/07/2009 4:15:28 AM PST by appleseed
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To: LibLieSlayer
It does not belong to that POS family until the 15th... I despise our new muslim first family of evil.

Now, now, leave the two little girls out of it. They're not to blame. Now if they grow up to be angry black wimmin like their momma, or end up like Chelsea, then you have something on them.
17 posted on 01/07/2009 5:08:24 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (The Big 3 Auto Makers - Where Attention to Kwality is Jobe Won.)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

You are wrong....they have the extreme misfortune of guilt by association. They bear the stain and stench.


18 posted on 01/07/2009 5:11:03 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Save America......... put out lots of wafarin (it's working))
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To: avital2

I think it was The Flag House.


19 posted on 01/07/2009 5:14:22 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: naturalman1975

No worries. That’s why we have forced bussing, right?


20 posted on 01/07/2009 5:19:40 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: patj

That’s what struck me first “THEIR PLACE”? OY VEY.


21 posted on 01/07/2009 5:29:23 AM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: bert
You are wrong....they have the extreme misfortune of guilt by association. They bear the stain and stench.

Little girls of, what, 8 and 10 years old? You're sick. Leave the little ones alone.

22 posted on 01/07/2009 5:31:20 AM PST by Dianna (<i>)
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To: autumnraine
...staying in a Travelodge with a Uhaul attached to the back of their car.

Back ithe days when I had to move with a trailer attached, I couldn't afford a Travelodge.

23 posted on 01/07/2009 5:41:42 AM PST by CPOSharky (Coming up: Four years of Jimmuh Cartah on crack.)
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To: naturalman1975
Too bad Howard and Hussein can't share a room.

They could compare notes on how best to take away their own citizens right and means to self-defense.

BOTH of them are nothing short of anti-gun, anti-FREEDOM, CONTROL freaks.

24 posted on 01/07/2009 5:45:13 AM PST by DocH (Hussein Obama: Leader of an America-Hating Socialist /Black Nationalist Sleeper Cell)
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To: PalmettoMason
It was "The One" who wanted special treatment..

Keeping true to form!

25 posted on 01/07/2009 6:33:21 AM PST by kassie (God give us strength)
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To: Sig Sauer P220
I am certain that they have been raised to be racist muzzies just like their parents and they spent their entire childhood listening to reverend wright and his black liberation theology. They are no more innocent than the children of palistine. I feel that I am not out of line pointing these facts out. I despise the entire family and everything that they stand for and represent. I do not hate them... but I do not support them or their belief system.

LLS

26 posted on 01/07/2009 6:36:04 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Dianna; bert
I guess you embrace their mother's hatred of whites... their fathers embrace of islam and their childhood spent listening to reverand wright and his anti-American black liberation theology. No one hates them or wishes them ill but we have every right to point out the facts surrounding that family.

LLS

27 posted on 01/07/2009 6:39:10 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: naturalman1975

And rightfully so!


28 posted on 01/07/2009 2:51:00 PM PST by SuperLuminal
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