WE ARE AT WAR WITH ISLAM, AND DON’T NEED THE POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE.
Between now and the time Obama leaves office — assuming he does — anything is possible as regards the Peoples’ hallowed ground.
I will move Executive operations to the Pentagon, or Ft. Meade. These are much more secure environments that are not subject to armed intruders, and U.S.P.S. gyrocopter pilot intrusions. The White House will be permanently transformed into a tourist attraction so Americans, those on-track to become Americans, and foreign tourists can learn some of our sacred history. The symbolism of the “Oval Office” itn’t necessary to prosecute our war with Islam, nor does it lend much, if any, credence to our global stature. The National Park Service admission price will be no more than One Dollar (US$1.00) for adults. Seniors, Veterans and children will be admitted for free.
Between now and the time Barack and his family vacate the White House — the Peoples’ house — I do not want to see any more personal agenda symbolism on the hallowed ground.