Shell Game: Finders Weepers
It's not a real White House Easter Egg Roll until somebody cries.
Monday's party was a big success (no small feat when 30,000 people show up) -- except for one 5-year-old who found the golden egg.
As the traditional egg roll got underway on the South Lawn, some of the kids were hustled into a straw-filled pen and told to hunt for eggs -- especially the gold one with the presidential seal. One boy who found it proudly walked off clutching the prize -- until volunteers chased after him and asked for it back; it was the only one, and they needed to use it again. He promptly burst into tears. (He cheered up when he got a commemorative wooden egg given to every child leaving the event.)
A White House spokesman said volunteers were supposed to give whoever found the golden egg a prize, the official White House Easter Egg poster. Next year: How about golden eggs for all the kids? Worked for the banking system!
Posted by: amhmd | April 15, 2009 11:07 PM | Report abuse
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