Space Shuttle Discovery’s Final Flight – Sacramento Bee, and Talking Points Memo

The Sacramento Bee and TPM.com picked up these images for their slideshow from earlier this morning.  View the entire Sacramento Bee Slideshow here.   View the entire TPM slideshow here. 

On top of a Boeing 747, the Space Shuttle Discovery takes it's final flight over Washington DC on it's way to it's new home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

On top of a Boeing 747, the Space Shuttle Discovery takes it's final flight by the Lincoln Memorial on it's way to it's new home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

On top of a Boeing 747, the Space Shuttle Discovery takes it's final flight over Washington DC on it's way to it's new home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Secret Service, look out for that creeper…

Today, I covered the Easter Egg Roll at the White House – after sending my appropriate credentialing info about 2 weeks ago for this, I arrived around 8am. Of course, Obama’s press office somehow managed to not submit my info to Secret Service. So after waiting in the long line, I had to call the press office and re-send them my vitals from my phone. So I did that, and waited… and waited… and waited…

At about 8:50, I tried again to gain access — still Secret Service did not have my info. At this point, media pre-set was at 8:45 so I missed that. Called the Press Office again, and had to send the e-mail with vitals again, and wait some more.

Come 9:30, I finally was able to get in – and considering final call was 9:30, I was worried I’d miss the entire event! Luckily, I got in — but am not a fan of the disorganization seen in the Obama Administration’s Press office.

So after writing all of that, I realize that it sounds like the “creeper” I mentioned in the title of this blog sounds like it is referencing me.   It was not.  I intended the “Creeper” title to refer to the scary looking Easter Bunny that was roaming around this event! Something about an adult in a bunny outfit that seems a little creepy to me — and I don’t like the way he is looking at President Obama!

President BARACK OBAMA participates in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the south lawn. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

Kids participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Kids participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA walks with MALIA and SASHA OBAMA past the West Wing and Rose Garden during the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

President BARACK OBAMA walks past a TV camera outside of the West Wing during the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

President BARACK OBAMA shakes hands as he walks past the West Wing and Rose Garden during the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)