There’s no escaping the polar vortex that has gripped the nation. The cold snap has reached the highest levels of the U.S. government, right into the oval office itself. Politico was curious if President Obama knows about the freezing weather and reached out for a comment. They report:
President Barack Obama knows about the severe cold snap affecting much of the nation, an aide said Tuesday, but there’s no word yet of a formal or informal briefing for the president on the disruption, danger and deaths caused by the bitter chill.
“The President is obviously aware” of widespread cold, a White House official said Tuesday in response to a query Monday from POLITICO about whether and how the nation’s chief executive was monitoring the cold spell.
Kudos to this brave, albeit anonymous White House official for transmitting such sensitive information to a grateful nation. Never forget! (Image: NASA)