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WASHINGTON - Overcast skies blanket the White House early on Nov. 5, 2008. The nation's capitol awoke this morning along with the rest of the country to news that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) had been elected president.
I’m sure it’s too late to rewrite the invitations, but wouldn’t it be nice if Valerie Jarrett’s daughter got married at the White House, instead of in Kenwood? That way, the Chicago Police Department wouldn’t have to pull 100 officers off the street to protect the president and other A-list guests during what could turn out to be one of the hottest, most violent weekend yet of a hot, violent year.
The White House already is already surrounded by an iron fence, and is protected full time by the Secret Service and the Park Police. It wouldn’t require more cops.
Every bride has the right to get married in her hometown, but if it’s such a big deal for Jarrett to have Barack at her daughter’s wedding (and you know it is), she should do it in Washington, out of respect for the safety of the common folks in her hometown. Plus, the event would make history. There has not been a White House wedding since 1971, when Tricia Nixon married Edward Cox.
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