In December, President-elect Obama asked the White House if he and his family could move into Blair House â€” the White Houseâ€™s guest house â€” a week early, so that his daughters Malia and Sasha could start school. The White House rebuffed them, saying the house was already booked for another guest. A White House source added that â€œBlair House was appalledâ€ by the request.
After weeks of speculation, the mystery guest that trumps the President-elect and his family has finally been revealed. The White House offered the house to John Howard, the former Prime Minister of Australia who is set to receive a Medal of Freedom. Instead of arranging other accommodations for Howardâ€™s one-night stay, the Bush administration told the Obama family to stay in a hotel for two weeks. (Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Colombian President Ãlvaro Uribe, who are also receiving the Medal of Freedom, opted to find other accommodations.)
— Think Progress Â» White House Asked Howard To Stay In Blair House To Give â€˜Some Plausible Reasonâ€™ For Refusing Obama
What a fucking dick.