and as the house where all presidents has lived since the humble historical beginnings of our nation, it should be respected and never defaced just because now the time of change is to be focused on the nations white house.
built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia sandstone in the late Georgian style and has been the executive residence of every U.S. President since John Adams.
Originally posted by gottago
Decorating aside, I'm shocked they're raking in over $ 4 million a year.
$4.2 million???? Politics sure is lucrative.
[edit on 30-3-2009 by gottago]
It is things like this that make me like these people.
Originally posted by grover
reply to post by marg6043
Actually every first family has been allowed to do with it what they wanted... Truman added the balcony and Teddy Roosevelt added the west wing etc. That is what the allotment is for.
AND it wasn't set up as a museum until Jackie Kennedy suggested it.
The important thing is that it is not a static relic but a living, vibrant constantly changing reflection of America.
Originally posted by jibeho
When it is all done the White House will be featured on a new episode of MTV Cribs. This perfect for our celebrity president.
Did you know that Obama's "Ratings" are lower than Bush's at the same point in his presidency?