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Friday , October 21 2016

ROTFL: Obama’s White House has Roach and Mice problem: “It was the size of a small drone”

As in cockroaches. But vermin is nothing new in a building that is 213 years old–and roaches aren’t the worst of it.

It was just a cockroach, one of millions around the world. But this one had a White House address, making it pretty special. “It was the size of a small drone,”… “I wanted to bag it so that the GSA would know what kind of issue we had,” she said. “I chased it. But it got away behind some wiring.”

It is, of course, not the first time bugs or vermin have done battle with the humans who work in the 213-year-old building. Humans have not always prevailed easily – much to the deep frustration sometimes of the president of the United States. None was more frustrated than Jimmy Carter, who battled mice from the start of his administration. To his dismay, he found the bureaucracy unresponsive. GSA, responsible for inside the White House, insisted it had eliminated all “inside” mice and contended any new mice must have come from the outside, meaning, the New York Times reported at the time, they were “the responsibility of the Interior Department.” But Interior, wrote the Times, “demurred” because the mice were now inside the White House.

To make matters worse, GSA and Interior refused to use traps, claiming humane groups had protested that in the past. (Zimmer note: ROTFLMFAO) But when mice started scampering across his office in daylight and when his meeting with the Italian prime minister was conducted amid the distinct smell of a dead mouse, Carter erupted.

His fury was captured in his diary entry for Sept. 9, 1977. Carter that day summoned top officials from the White House, the Department of Interior and the GSA to the Oval Office to unload on them about the mice overrunning the executive offices – including the dead ones rotting away inside the walls of the Oval Office and giving his office a very unpleasant odor. “For two or three months now I’ve been telling them to get rid of the mice,” Carter wrote. “They still seem to be growing in numbers, and I am determined either to fire somebody or get the mice cleared out – or both.”

With that history, this week’s cockroach is but a footnote. But several days later it is still unclear if GSA will declare it an “indoor” bug or find a way to blame Interior for letting an “outdoor” bug in.

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h/t National Journal

About Wayne Dupree

My name is Wayne Dupree or as most of you know me by, Newsninja2012. I am and have been committed to exposing the Democrats in a way that has been frowned upon by some conservatives and cheered by many more.

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