Oh, the calamity!
This shutdown must end! Obviously it is a racist plot to deny the Obama’s much needed and deserved domestic help. The ABC sob story is the perfect example of a sycophant press and how unqualified they are to be a news agency at all (emphasis mine).
White House in Shutdown: Obamas Doing the Dishes?
President Obama washing the dishes? First lady Michelle Obama doing her own laundry?
That’s not exactly the scene inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. during this government shutdown, ABC News has been told. But White House aides say the mandatory furloughs are having an impact on the first family’s home.
The executive residence staff, which “provides for the care and maintenance” of the president’s household, has been reduced by 83 percent…
…Only 15 of the typical 90 workers who keep the Obamas’ apartment running – from cooks to cleaning ladies to electricians – are now on the job.
…During the last shutdown of 1995 and 1996, when Bill and Hillary Clinton were in the White House, the official residence staff was similarly curtailed, according to news reports from the time.
There were only two housekeepers, one butler and one usher on duty during the day, with just a single housekeeper and usher available at night. In the kitchen, there was only one chef to prepare meals during the day, while another came in for the evening.
Current assistant White House chef Sam Kass, who occasionally cooks evening meals for the first family, is on furlough. Meanwhile, the White House mess, which serves staffers and some visitors, remains open but with a limited menu.
When President Obama and Vice President Biden went out for sandwiches Friday to a nearby deli, they also gave a break to a much-reduced kitchen staff that would normally prepare their weekly meal in the private West Wing dining room.
Oh my, the Obama’s are being hurt and ABC is on the job with the Kleenex box emptying story. According to ABC, Obama and Biden only walked to get lunch because gosh, they wouldn’t dare make the kitchen staff suffer the hardship of making a couple of sandwiches. I’m going to stop now – I’m getting verklempt…