Monday, July 03, 2006

Presidential Birthdays and the "Great Unwashed Masses"

I just had to chuckle over this comment/question from a Whitehouse pool reporter:
Q Tony, on the birthday events of the 4th, will those of us in the great unwashed masses get to hear the President speak or visit with him at all during the evening events?

MR. SNOW: Probably not. I don't think we have -- we don't have any scheduled public events, no. This -- it's no Madison Square Garden. It's going to be family and friends up in the Residence.

Q Marilyn Monroe won't be here singing? (Laughter.)

Q Elvis?

Q Elvis. (Laughter.)

MR. SNOW: Ouch.

Q Is the President going to come out on the balcony and speak?

MR. SNOW: If he does, it is a -- if he will, it will be a surprise to me. There's certainly nothing --

Q Any photo release?

MR. SNOW: Good question, we'll find out. My guess is that -- huh?

Q How many guests?

MR. SNOW: I don't know.
No doubt, they are busting out a keg and will be singing loud choruses of "roll out the barrel..." Certainly, they wouldn't want to expose any of the great unwashed masses to that kind of salubriousness.

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