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White House: Sequester won't stop Easter Egg Roll ****** Of course not..Bo wants to play

Posted by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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White House: Sequester won't stop Easter Egg Roll

TODAY

White House spokesman Jay Carney has assured that the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 1 will go on as planned despite a memo last week indicating it could possible be cancelled due to looming spending cuts.

The looming sequester crisis will not stop the Easter Bunny from visiting the White House for the 135th straight year. 

The annual White House Easter Egg Roll, hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, will go on as planned on April 1 this year after a memo sent out by the White House last week indicated it could potentially be cancelled due to spending cuts. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Tuesday that the event is still on. 

"I want to be clear â€” I want to be clear that because it certainly looks like there is progress being made and nobody expects a government shutdown, that we have every expectation that the Easter Egg Roll will proceed as planned,'' Carney said. "I hope that settles the matter.”

The event on the White House's South Lawn is expected to attract 35,000 people who won tickets via a lottery system. In the White House invitation sent out last week, it notes that â€œby 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. If cancelled, the event will not be re-scheduled.  We will notify you if there are any modifications to this event.”

That led to speculation that the event would be a victim of spending cuts if a resolution is not reached to prevent a federal government shutdown. Carney had previously reassured a crowd last week that the Easter Egg Roll would go off as planned. 

The White House seemed certain that the event would survive when it released a promotional video on Monday of the Obamas' dog, Bo, prowling for Easter eggs on the White House lawn. 

by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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Thomigirl
by Gold Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 3:19 PM

FFS already...

maciymommieof3
by Silver Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 3:21 PM

?

Quoting Thomigirl:

FFS already...


tooptimistic
by Kelly on Mar. 19, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Why do we need an Easter egg hunt at the white house anyway?


lga1965
by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 3:24 PM
Not too biased are they,saying the Easter Egg hunt is for Bo.
It's for the kids a tradition.
What next, will they expect the First Family to be charged for the air they.breathe ?
So much BS.
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maciymommieof3
by Silver Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Maybe they can come to an agreement...

BYOE

(bring your own egg)       LOL

valhallaarwen
by Bronze Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 3:25 PM

What they should do is go to Sam's or Costco, get a bunch of eggs cheap and dye them.

lga1965
by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 3:25 PM
It's a tradition that started in the 19th century.
How about if we cancel Christmas too !.
Arghhhh.


Quoting tooptimistic:

Why do we need an Easter egg hunt at the white house anyway?


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maciymommieof3
by Silver Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 3:26 PM

yeah......they can even dye them gold :)

Quoting valhallaarwen:

What they should do is go to Sam's or Costco, get a bunch of eggs cheap and dye them.


carlyshort
by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 3:28 PM
Well, our military base cancelled their egg hunt.

But this article IS biased.
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maciymommieof3
by Silver Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 3:28 PM

The whole holiday of Christmas? or just Christmas at the White House?

Quoting lga1965:

It's a tradition that started in the 19th century.
How about if we cancel Christmas too !.
Arghhhh.


Quoting tooptimistic:

Why do we need an Easter egg hunt at the white house anyway?



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