A wallpaper company in Pennsylvania was shocked when it received an order from the White House earlier this month.
So shocked, in fact, that the owners at York Wallcoverings actually thought it was some sort of prank, Fox 43 reported.
It wasn’t, and the company quickly realized they had a long day ahead of them – the White House wanted the wallpaper delivered by 7pm that same day.
And to throw another complication into the mix, the print the White House requested, which was hand picked by the President himself, had been discontinued in 2014.
Though it was a difficult task – the company was up for the challenge, as it meant their wallpaper would hang in the Oval Office.
The wallpaper was part of the extensive White House renovation which included an new HVAC system, a paint touch-up and a total replace of all of the carpeting, among other changes, according to CNN.
John Adams became the first president to move into and occupy the White House on 1 November 1800. On his second night in residence, he wrote the following prayer in a letter to his wife Abigail. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had Adams’ words carved on the fireplace mantel in the State Dining Room. Truman removed the carving. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy had it restored to the State Room where it is still to be seen today.
I Pray Heaven To Bestow the Best of Blessings on THIS HOUSE and All that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under This Roof.
We, today, ought to follow President Adams’ wishes and vote only for Honest and Wise Men.
White House Intruder Route gif by Adam Baumgartner
Lisa Schiffren describes this CBS News story:
Well, isn’t this embarassing. The female Secret Service officer who first encountered the intruder was overpowered by him. Becauseâ€¦reality. Physical reality. And the White House is a gun free zone? Political correctness has its limits.
FTA Gonzalez then proceeded to run through the entrance hall to the cross hall of the White House, past the staircase that leads up to the first family’s residence.
He was confronted by a female Secret Service agent, who he overpowered, and made it all the way to the East Room, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told CBS News, citing whistleblowers.
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We’ve lost control of the Texas border? Compared to what – the White House border?
No wonder Obama has no confidence in fences or guards. And since you ask, I deplore the criminal characterization of White House intruder Omar Gonzalez; surely he should be described as an “undocumented resident”.