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November 11, 2008

The Obama’s visit the white house.

Filed under: News,Politics — noirwomannews @ 3:35 am
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America’s new first African American president, elect Barack Obama and Michelle Obama visited the White House for the first time today, the couple toured their soon to be new home and had transitional meeting with President George Bush and first lady Laura Bush.

 

There is no doubt the Obama’s are welcome in their new home state as residents lined along the street as the car drove toward the white house where on lookers cheered and peeked into the gates trying to get a look at the future new first couple.

 

The two families presented the traditional photo opportunities for photographers, followed by Bush and Obama strolling the white house grounds as they headed for the oval office where the men discussed the transfer of power, a right of passage where the current president extends himself to his newly elected successor. The two men discussed both domestic and international affairs. With an ongoing war, and the country in economic crisis this could be one of the most important meetings in our history of the presidency.

 

First lady Laura Bush took Michelle Obama on a tour of the home and showed her where she and the family would reside in private quarters. The two women discussed children, schools and staff. The current first lady gave her an overview of what life is like in the white house. The home even allows for the new family to bring furnishings from home to be used in the private quarters. Laura Bush has plenty of experience after all her daughters were both children growing up in the white house,

 

The Obama family is being compared to the Kennedy’s, another young couple with small children residing in the white house during what’s known as the Camelot years. The meeting was friendly according to President Bush. The Obama’s spent a two hours at the white house with the president and first lady. Following the meeting Obama headed back to Chicago while Michelle stayed behind to check into schools for the girls.

 

 

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2 Comments »

  1. I heard recently that, despite all the perks that come with living in the white house, the first family still has to pay for any food that their private guests consume

    Comment by patrick — November 11, 2008 @ 3:58 am | Reply

  2. That is correct they will have to pay entertaining for private guest, and live on a mere $400,000 per year as president:)

    Comment by noirwomannews — November 11, 2008 @ 5:56 am | Reply


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