President Obama is bringing a bit of his Hawaii birthplace to the South Lawn of the White House this evening, staging a luau for members of Congress and their families.
The White House residence staff spent the day putting up Tiki huts and torches on the grounds of the executive mansion, pictured left.
But what will make the evening irresistible to a political crowd is the chance to drop White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel into a tank of water.
A spokesman says the luau will feature a dunk tank and Emanuel will be one of three senior presidential advisors to take a turn at getting a soaking. He'll be joined by press secretary Robert Gibbs and congressional liaison Phil Schilero.
Emanuel, known for his hardball approach to politics and profanity-laced rhetoric, is sure to draw a long line of would-be dunkers. ( Cont'd.Collapse )
Source: CBS News
ETA: From AMC's Twitter--
As reporters walked out to try to dunk Gibbs, Obama stuck his head out. "He won't let me take a shot," he said.
- ~*Bow-chicka-wah-waaaaah*~ @ Barack flirting with Michelle in the vid.
- LOL @ the euphemistic conclusion about taxpayers paying for the event. Stay tuned for angry tea parties that wont be directed at previous GOP presidents who hosted the same annual WH thematic devent (see: Dubya's Texas-themed BBQs), or at the Republican congressmen/women who will happily attend the luau!
- HERE'S HOPIN' PRESIDENT OBAMA PLANS TO BRING COPIES OF HIS HAWAIIAN BIRTH CERTIFICATE HURRRRR.
- ETA: Aaaaand FReepers deliver the fake ~taxpayer rage~, racism, Islamaphobia, and tinfoil hat "birther" chatter, as you predicted!