The White House is warning that it may cancel the annual Easter Egg Roll if the Congress can’t agree on funding the federal government:
Washington (CNN) – Ticket holders for the upcoming White House Easter Egg Roll are being warned the annual event could be canceled if lawmakers can’t agree on a measure funding the federal government.
As for now, the event will go on as planned – though warnings have gone out to members of Congress and ticketholders that a partial government shutdown would cause the egg roll to be scrapped.
In a memo to lawmakers, who receive tickets to the egg roll, the White House notes that “by using these tickets, guests are acknowledging that this event is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty surrounding the Executive Office of the President and other federal agencies.”
The memo adds that if the event is canceled, it would not be rescheduled.
If that’s the White House’s version of “firemen first”, it may be time for a brainpower transplant. Canceling White House tours or Easter egg rolls does not cover the White House with glory. It won’t convince anyone—just aggravate them.