When I heard how cheap it would be to keep White House tours going — and thought about heartbroken schoolchildren losing perhaps their one chance to see the home of the President — I actually wondered if any well to do people would be willing to step up and offer the pittance necessary to keep the doors open. Lo and behold, my musing has become reality:
In a Facebook post on Thursday, anchor Eric Bolling announced that he will offer to personally pay the costs to keep the tours at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue open for a week.
During Thursday evening’s episode of “The Five,” Bolling elaborated. “I will absolutely write the check if they open the doors next week.”
“I’ll make you a deal Mr. President…Let these families take their White House tours next week and I’ll cover the added expenses. Word is it will cost around $74,000.”
Referencing White House press secretary Jay Carney, the Fox host added: “Mr Carney, you know this an offer you can’t refuse. Give me a call.”
Hannity is offering to chip in as well.
This is a big PR win for Republicans, and accordingly, John McCain took to the floor of the Senate to denounce it as “ridiculous.” (Not really, but it wouldn’t surprise me.)