White House cancels public tours, blames sequester
The White House is canceling tours of the president's famous abode starting next week, saying the budget cuts that went into effect last week are to blame. A phone recording on the call line for White House visitors informs callers that White House tours will be canceled, starting this weekend. "Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House tours will be canceled effective Saturday March 9th, 2013 until further notice," the recording says. "Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours. We very much regret having to take this action particularly during the popular spring touring season."
I guess they did not get zapped hard enough by the public's reaction to their sequester fearmongering, hype and carefully selecting programs to halt/cut/suspend that would cause the most public pain and publicity. Glad to see them still trying to piss on that political electric fence. Slow learners.