WH Pool Report: Gas Guzzling Edition

In this White House pool report, we learn how the President is cutting down on "non-essential travel": To a "farewell dinner" for exiting Joint Chiefs chief Gen. Richard Myers, the motorcade


was marginally shorter in the SUV category - five - than the one that traveled to the Energy Department today, with six SUVs. But it was longer in vans, four tonight, compared with three this morning. Two limos, of course.
Of course.

Full report after the jump.

From: Press.Releases@WhiteHouse.Gov

Subject: POOL REPORT #2, 9/26/05

Date: September 26, 2005 7:36:57 PM EDT

Reply-To: Press.Releases@WhiteHouse.Gov 

   Pool Report #2, 9/26/05

 

Late on this day of self-restraint in fuel consumption for federal officials advised by the president to avert “non-essential travel,” the president departed from the White House South Lawn driveway by motorcade at 6:51 pm EDT on a rainy evening.

     Here's the stated purpose: a “farewell dinner” for Gen. Richard Myers at the NW Washington, DC, home of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, a stately brick house, with two main stories and three dormer windows in the slate roof on a third floor. We had no actual sighting of the president, however, and cannot vouch for his accompaniment.

     This motorcade was marginally shorter in the SUV category - five - than the one that traveled to the Energy Department today, with six SUVs. But it was longer in vans, four tonight, compared with three this morning. Two limos, of course. 

     The motorcade obeyed some traffic signals along Connecticut Avenue, then blew through others north of the tunnel, then obeyed again, and turned onto a lovely residential street.

     The 'cade delivered the president chez Rumsfeld at 7:01 pm, and the pool hunkered down for a hold in the shelter of the vans.

    

 

Mark Silva

White House Correspondent

Chicago Tribune

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