Skip to comments.W.H. to Congress: Easter Egg Roll could be canceled (Updated)
Posted on 03/18/2013 1:26:17 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
The next casualty of sequestration could be the Easter Bunny at least according to a White House e-mail that recently landed in Capitol Hill inboxes.
The White House warned Congress that budget uncertainties could nix the annual Easter Egg Roll for kids, which is planned for April 1.
[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.
White House press secretary Jay Carney said last week that the egg roll would go forward, although he left open the possibility that that could change. (Update: A White House official said Monday that the egg roll is still going forward. More below.)
The administration has faced a backlash from Congress and late-night comics for canceling tours of the White House to save money as part of the $85 billion in automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration, that went into effect March 1. And there has also been criticism that the Easter Egg roll would go forward while the tours would not.
On Friday, Carney got into a contentious back-and-forth on Fox News and said the egg roll is for a lot of military families and it's paid for by the sale of ceremonial eggs and outside donations. "Its a totally different budget," he said. "These are apples and oranges."
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Doubling down on stupid.
As if anyone gives a smelly Obama about a White House Easter egg ceremony.
I don’t want the Christian faith besmirched by the undereducated quota baby president.
Get real, Obamadork, why not have a “find the hidden mullah” party instead?
Olympus Fools Day.
It's the sequester you know...
I couldn;t careless about the stupid Easter egghunt, Ester is not all about egg rolling and the obama’s getting their photo ops with the DC inner city kids or white house staff kids
Still trying to find John Semmen’s name on this article somewhere...
Oh, do it. Do it! I dare ya!
I doubt they will cancel. It’s their chance to showcase Sodomite “parents” with their abused children.
I really don’t want to see two Obese Lesbians chasing their kid around the White House lawn anyway ...
major doomage ping.
Next thing you know, the Easter Bunny will be “coming out.”
I didn’t realize Easter was a Muslim holiday.
The only people who gets into this event are friends of the current administration. Therefore, if Obama cancels the event, the only people he’s hurting are his own supporters.
Good. Keep him away from the kids.
I personally don’t care to see innocent children attend an Easter Egg Hunt presided over by the Prnce of Darkness.
Why don’t they hold their breath? They haven’t tried that yet.
Who cares about that pagan ritual? They usually invite a bunch of homosexual couples and their artificially created kids to that spectacle.