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White House Press Room Briefly Evacuated

Someone smelled smoke. From the pool report:

Reporters and photographers were evacuated from the WH just after 7 a.m. Saturday because of a smoke odor. All have now returned to the building — and things are back to normal.

Details from a White House Official:

“Early this am, an electrical transformer near the West Wing malfunctioned and set off a smoke alarm in the West Wing. The transformer problem was quickly resolved. Electricity and personnel access to the West Wing has returned to normal.  The First Family was unaffected.”

It’s funny, when you first go to work at the White House, you think, this the White House. And I still get that awestruck feeling just about every time I walk in. But you also come to realize, this is a government facility. There’s leaks, mold, floods, the bathrooms are disgusting, things don’t work, etc.

I say contract out operations to the Koch brothers. They’ll fix the place place up.

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34 Responses to White House Press Room Briefly Evacuated

  1. While the Koch Brothers have a track record of getting things done under pressure, they’d be accused of only working on the right wing of the WH.

    Then again, they’d make quick work of the right wing, while it could take a lifetime to deal with all that’s left.

  2. Speaking of the Koch brothers. Now that the Koch brothers are pouring some of their wealth into amnesty for illegal aliens, does that mean the left will be against the Gang of Eight amnesty plan? My oh my what a conundrum for the Koch haters.

    • Yes, where there’s smoke, there’s fire…

      But that’s about the Benghazi coverup, isn’t it? Now in the case of this transformer, not so much…

        • Just pushin’ it down the road, Star! I know you’re a sensitive soul from the thread I mention below, so I’ll do the dirty work and say the things you’re too refined to…

          And, I’m making an effort to keep the nasty down because I’m thinking of YOU! I don’t want YOU abandoning another thread because of ME! Please know that it’s not ME though! I WISH the Obamas and their Muslim comrades weren’t so nasty, but I DO feel the need to illuminate it when appropriate…and in THAT case, it seemed appropriate!

          Keep the faith! It’s all we have to sustain us, but it’s PLENTY!

  3. My first thought was a perfect place for the rats to meet. Sorry Keith. btw You can bet we do not tolerate poor conditions on our Navy’s ships or shore spaces (gov’t facilities). These poor conditions should not be tolerated at the People’s Home.

  4. Wow. what a coinky-dink.
    The chair-sitters in the WH press corp find they can stand up and ask real questions and, pow!, the very next day, they find themselves in danger of smoke inhalation or a fiery death.

      • “Probably started in Carney’s office …. “liar, liar, pants on fire” ? ;)” – DeniseVB

        IDK, Carney’s seems to be starting to pee himself at the press conferences when Benghazi comes up, so Carney’s “liar” pants are probably self-exstinguishing at this point….

    • I think the coinky-dink is that Obama had a meeting with specially selected ‘journalists’ over Benghazi and maybe there’s a campaign on to make Obama more sympathetic. After all, I read this first on the Chicago Trib this morning and they rushed to assure us that the President was in no danger. Also posted last night that Anderson Cooper ran a special on CNN on the capture of Bin Laden, and this morning I read on another site that things are heating up in Libya–again–and the DoD is taking measures to insure that everyone is safe–this time. Signed, Gimme-a-Break Cynic

  5. “There’s leaks, mold, floods, the bathrooms are disgusting, things don’t work, etc.” – Keith Koffler

    The biggest thing that dosen’t work in The White House is Obama himself. You know that, Mr. Koffler…

    He’s also more disgusting than any bathroom could ever be, viz. Benghazi, for one example…

    As to the bathrooms being “disgusting”, I already offered into the record on one of your previous blogs, http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/05/09/quote-day-9-2013/, why this is the case with Muslim men such as Obama. I won’t repeat it here because I see Star’s here and she – justifiably – found it “tacky”, but I just hold up the mirror, Mighty Mo is the one who told them to act that way! And remember, tourist are LOCKED OUT! The mess is ALL Obama and Freinds at this point…

    There’s ALWAYS been “leaks” in The White House. But perhaps you were talking about water…

    To sum, the simplest way to quickly and dramatically improve the “grossness” of the WH is to remove the Obamas, and THAT doesn’t look to be happening any time soon. It’s going to be a vile sump reeking with the foetor of it’s evil denizen no matter what, until that occurs. The stench has enveloped the whole country, and will poison the world before it’s all over…

    • I do think some of the posts since the election have been low rent, used unimaginative and repetitive insults, said obvious things, and were vulgar. And I do skip threads…that is my prerogative.

  6. Will someone from the engineering staff at the Den of Destruction, formerly known as the White House, please have the common curtesy to sit Dictator Obama down and explain to him that he cannot keep firing up his marijuana blunts inside the building anymore because it will trigger the smoke detectors and set off the fire alarm system. He must of lit up a huge one this morning no doubt as an attempt to take the edge of the stressful week he and his communist coterie had regarding Benghazi Murder Scandel and the IRS Scandal targeting his political opponents.

    Let’s see if this world class wastrel hits the links this weekend.

  7. I’m surprised it’s not smoke in the House chamber of the Capitol, al la The Reichstag, 1933. And for many of the same reasons, nicht wahr?

    Or maybe this is just practice for that event, meant to test responses and at the same time make Obama look like he faces the same threat he’ll be dealing to others shortly. I wouldn’t put ANYTHING past this desperate Caliph wannabe at this point….

  8. “It’s funny, when you first go to work at the White House, you think, this the White House. And I still get that awestruck feeling just about every time I walk in. But you also come to realize, this is a government facility. There’s leaks, mold, floods, the bathrooms are disgusting, things don’t work, etc.” – Keith Koffler

    IT’S BECAUSE OF THE SEQUESTER! THE WHITE HOUSE IS FALLING APART BECAUSE EVIL REPUBLICANS WON’T ALLOW ENOUGH MONEY TO FIX IT UP!!! GEORGE BUSH SPREAD MOLD AROUND BEFORE HE LEFT SO IT WOULD GROW DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, SO IT’S HIS LEGACY AND HIS FAULT!!!! AND EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS, VETERANS, AND SOME MORMONS SNEAK IN AND MESS THE BATHROOMS UP EVERY NIGHT! DRONE STRIKES WILL BE NECESSARY ON TUESDAY!

    (sarc!) ;)

    This would be the Hopey explanation, anyway…

  9. “— and things are back to normal.” – Keith Koffler

    Back to wrecking the economy, lying to the American People, stealing elections, cuddling with Islamic terrorists, destroying the armed might of the United States, and moving us ever closer to a dictatorship, you mean?

    Isn’t that the “new normal”?

  10. Ewwww.

    The bathrooms are disgusting?

    C’mon Keith. You can’t just let that lay there like… well… like a tur-…

    Never mind.

    Just a little detail, please. A LITTLE. Not too much.