The Washington Post editorial page:
Reopen the White House doors to tourists
THE DECISION to drop White House tours always had a whiff of what’s known as Washington Monument syndrome. The ham-handed tactic is employed when government is faced with budget cuts and officials go after the services that are most visible and appreciated by the public. It’s a kind of bureaucratic hostage-taking, so the pushback that the Obama administration has encountered is a proper comeuppance.
It’s been fun watching Obama’s sequester tactics blow up in his face to such a point that even the media can’t protect him.