This year, thousands of school children traveling to DC for Spring Break will be unable to take a tour of the White House. President Obama, in a bid to trim $2 million from the Secret Service budget, has canceled public, self-guided tours of the White House. On Tuesday afternoon, however, Obama is rolling out the White House red carpet for a visit from the professional athletes of the LA Kings and LA Galaxy.
Obama is honoring Stanley Cup champions LA Kings and MLS Cup campions LA Galaxy. The athletes will also participate in a sport’s clinic with children from Washington, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston and Cleveland. The clinic will be held on the South Lawn of the White House.
Hopefully, the athletes can arrange for those kids to also get a tour of the White House. Better still, maybe each of the athletes can adopt a student locked outside the gates and sneak them in for a tour.