Originally Posted by cosmo20002
Tour is run by volunteers--LINK?
Also, the security that checks in all visitors and accompanies tours--are those volunteers as well?
"For the record, a person has to go through their Congressman to arrange a White House tour. And they usually have to be scheduled more than one month in advance
. So this notice was a little late in coming.
The White House Visitors Office is located in the East Wing of the White House. It employs seven people. Besides arranging White House tours, they also oversee the White House Easter Egg roll. (Which undoubtedly will be the next item sacrificed on the altar of sequestration.)
The White House tours themselves are actually "self-guided."
A detail that no news media outlets is bothering to report.
Fortunately, if you pony up $500,000 to Organizing For
Action or any of his several other front groups, you can still buy access to the White House and Mr. Obama himself."