President-Elect Barack Obama had asked to have the use of Blair House, the official guest-house of the President, when his family moved to Washington this week so that his girls could start school. Unfortunately, the place had already booked through to 15th January – when it is made available for the incoming President to inhabit until his inauguration.
So who gazumped Obama with the booking of Blair House? The Washington Post looked into it, and now they have received the answer.
John Winston Howard. The guy whose upcoming receipt of the Medal of Freedom was only announced yesterday.
Tony Blair and Alvaro Uribe have opted for alternative accommodation. But I guess Howard wanted to do his best to make sure al Qaeda doesn’t get all its prayers answered.