Get ready for them. They’re coming. On Monday the White House lawn will be over-run with children for the annual Easter Egg Roll. This year’s theme is ”Let’s go play.”
Of course this year will have its differences as President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle continue to put their personal stamp on traditional White House events.
And there were a number of tickets set aside for “diverse communities” such as gay and lesbian parents (a White House spokesman didn’t know how many). Advocacy groups such as glaad called it a “historic first.”
In 2006, religious conservatives clashed with gay and lesbian groups planning to make a political point of attending the White House Easter Egg Roll. The Bush White House stayed out of the fray.