Last Friday, White House press secretary Jay Carney lashed out at a Fox News anchor for asking whether the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll might go the way of its cancelled tours. Carney told Jenna Lee that the event wasn’t at risk: “Well actually, Jenna, again, if you did a little reporting . . . it’s paid for by the sale of those eggs that come out, as well as from donations on the outside, so it’s a totally different budget. These are apples and oranges.”
But now the White House is warning that this year’s egg roll may be nixed by the sequester as well.
According to Politico, Capitol Hill offices received an e-mail today with tickets to the event that mentioned it could be cancelled “due to funding uncertainty surrounding the Executive Office of the President and other federal agencies.” If the egg roll is cancelled, the message explained, it would not be rescheduled. (The event was also set to be the backdrop for First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign.)