Leaving Chicago For DC is Bittersweet For Obama

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Bolitics, News

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Barack Obama was a little choked up about leaving Chicago for good:

President-elect Barack Obama bid a lonely and emotional farewell to his Hyde Park home Sunday afternoon as he left Chicago to join his wife and daughters in taking up residence in Washington, D.C.

After boarding a government Boeing 757 at Chicago’s Midway airport, Obama met Col. Scott Turner, who will be his chief Air Force One pilot, and visited with the small press pool on board.

“Well guys, I am looking forward to seeing you guys in Washington,” Obama told them. “I gotta say, I choked up a little bit leaving my house today.”

“Malia’s friend had dropped off an album of the two of them together,” he continued. “They had been friends since pre-school, and I just looked through the pages, and the house was empty and it was a little tough, it got me.”

Michelle Obama and their girls – Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7 – arrived in Washington on Saturday to get settled into a hotel across from the White House in advance of starting classes Monday at the private Sidwell Friends school.

On Jan. 15, they move into the presidential guest quarters at Blair House and, after Obama’s inauguration on Jan. 20, into the White House.

Obama, who uncharacteristically ordered a cheeseburger for his in-flight dinner, said Mrs. Obama and the girls were “having fun” in their five-star temporary home.

“Although living in a hotel for two weeks, we kind of did that for two years” on the campaign trail, he added.

Awww…you aren’t alone, Mr. President, we all get a little choked up thinking about it too. DC is a great place for you and your family to call home. Especially being safe inside the White House away from all the scary bums and hoodlums. SMH @ downtown DC.

More “first day of school” pics below.
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  • High Life

    1 up

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re is excited to see GAMBIT in May. FINALLY!

    Bossip don’t hate. Downtown DC is nice.

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re is excited to see GAMBIT in May. FINALLY!

    @Howareyerrdoin?

    Lol, you sure are right…7th st sure is awful…

    But I think for the most part, Downtown area is alright…every major cities have their ups and downs. Even Southeast has really nice locations.

  • OverTheTop

    DC stand up!!!

  • Jason

    cute kids. they momma mitchelle is fuggly

  • BOSSIP_LEE_THE_NIGGA_NINJA ( I promised my Master that I would be First One Day Heeeyaah Bitch)

    TOP EIGHT!!!

  • BOSSIP_LEE_THE_NIGGA_NINJA ( I promised my Master that I would be First One Day Heeeyaah Bitch)

    TOP EIGHT!!! SUCKKAA

  • Hannibal

    BOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re is excited to see GAMBIT in May. FINALLY!

    @Howareyerrdoin?

    LOL @ scary harmless bums! That is SO true. I work at Walter Reed…which is in the heart of crackhead land…it’s sad and strange all at the same time. And that’s just the BEGINNING of DC.

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re is excited to see GAMBIT in May. FINALLY!

    @Howareyerrdoin

    Oh yes, and I’m glad to see them making great strides to improving the district. But hopefully they won’t be neglectful to the areas that REALLY need the work done. It’s becoming costly to move to DC anyway, if you don’t live there already

  • cmoore

    hahahah i work at Walter Reed also and if you take 16th street to the end towards downtown, you will end up right in front of the white house and i you look too your left there are numerous homeless people hanging around…..

  • Sydney

    Actually, downtown D.C. has come up quite a bit in the past several years, and there are many more yuppies, pricey condos, elegant restaurants, etc. than you would have found in the past. .

  • Sam

    where the alter keeper? BAWAHAHAHAHA

  • Sydney

    Hi, Re, yes, gentrification has certainly had its drawbacks in D.C., as with other large cities. A number of people can no longer afford to live in the District.

    On a totally unrelated note, there’s a new video circulating of a young brother who was shot to death by BART officers in the Bay area. A young woman caught the shooting on video, and it’s very disturbing:

    Here’s the link to the video: www(dot)ktvu(dot)com/video/18406962/index(dot)html

    (01-04) 19:38 PST Oakland — BART’s police chief asked for patience from the public on Sunday after video footage surfaced showing one of his officers fatally shooting an unarmed man who was on the ground on a station platform on New Year’s Day, and after an attorney for the dead man’s family said he planned to sue the transit agency for $25 million.

    Chief Gary Gee said he, too, had seen video images of the shooting of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old supermarket worker from Hayward. But Gee said he found the footage to be inconclusive, and he said his investigators still needed to interview a key witness – the officer himself.

  • Sam

    where is marquis? BAWAHAHAHA

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