Our lawmakers and bureaucratic officials in Washington, D.C., have never been considered bearers of good judgment. Some of the decisions, of course, are pure politics at work. Others simply total up to poor judgment.
The decision to close the White House for tours was a mixture of politics and poor judgment. The story is that the Secret Service made the decision and not the White House and it was necessary due to pending budget cuts for the security agency. The White House had to give a nod of approval about the decision, which was wrong. The Secret Service’s budget should not be cut. Rather President Barack Obama and his wife’s expensive trips should be cut. Most of these trips are political.
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