Tuesday, April 11, 2017

HARD BOILED WEST WING CLUCKS AT LBQT EGG ROLLERS


The New York Times  reports it is :
"unclear whether Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, will reprise his appearance in a bunny suit for this year's White House egg rolling event, as he did a decade ago when George W. Bush was president and Mr. Spicer was an aide " but
“Plans for the Easter Egg Roll are well underway, and the White House looks forward to hosting it,” said Stephanie Grisham, Mrs. Trump’s communications director...
The evidence points to a quickly thrown-together affair that people close to the planning said would probably draw about 20,000 people — substantially smaller than last year’s Easter Egg Roll, which drew 37,000 — and be staffed by 200 volunteers, one-fifth of the usual number. These people spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to describe the plans for the Easter Egg Roll, which are still evolving just a week before the event.
The White House has ordered 40,000 of the commemorative eggs  about half of the roughly 85,000 ordered in 2016 — [from  Wells Wood Turning of Buckfield Maine]  with 18,000 to be given away at the Easter Egg Roll and another 22,000 available for sale, according to Lara Kline, the vice president for marketing and communications at the White House Historical Association, the official retailer.

...said Ashley Broadway-Mack, the president of the American Military Partner Association, which represents the families of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender service members and has received tickets for five to 10 of them for each of the last several years. “Unfortunately, the Trump administration has not reached out about it.”

Trump's opposite number at The American Assocoation for the Advancement of Scince was not available for comment on the organization's Egg Roll for Science  plans.