Hey, Isn't That Resident Obama...
So much for presidential motorcades blocking streets and racing through red lights.
Motorist in Northwest had to be turning their heads along Connecticut Avenue this morning when "POTUS AND FLOTUS" traveled up the busy strip into Maryland to visit Sasha's school. That is the word from the White House pool report that said the driver obeyed the traffic lights as he transported the first couple to the lower campus of Sidwell Friends in Bethesda.
The driver obeyed all the traffic signals because "This was a non-official trip, the motorcade stopped at every traffic light," the White House told Malia Rulon of Gannett News, the journalist who filed the pool report.
From time to time, you'll find The Wire reporting on sightings of the First Family, who have already shown that they intend to actually live in the District---whether it's eating at Ben's Chili Bowl or the president cracking on area residents being winter weather wimps.
Here is part of Rulon's Report:
The motorcade pulled out at 7:39 a.m. The motorcade proceeded north on Connecticut Avenue. Since this was a non-official trip, the motorcade stopped at every traffic light. The motorcade arrived at the Sidwell Friends Lower School at 8:15 a.m.
POTUS and FLOTUS were seen walking on a path past a playground with a pink plastic slide toward the school. FLOTUS walked on the left and POTUS on the right. POTUS was wearing a dark suit with a white collared shirt and blue tie, no overcoat. FLOTUS was wearing the previously mentioned purple overcoat and lavender scarf.
POTUS and FLOTUS were not seen exiting the school or getting back into the vehicle for the return trip. They did not speak to the pool or make any comments. A small group of three adults and two young children on a corner waved and screamed "hi" as the motorcade passed. The motorcade returned to the White House via the southwest entrance at 9:51 a.m.
Hamil R. Harris
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