How to Move Two Presidents in a Few Hours

While everyone is watching the inauguration events in Washington, a crew of workers will be busy behind the scenes making sure that president Bush is moved out of the White House, and president Obama and his family are moved in. Former chief White House usher Gary Walterstells CNN how it is done.
In the morning, after the Bushes and Obamas depart the executive mansion for the Capitol Hill swearing-in ceremony, moving trucks will roll up to the south side of the White House, Walters said.

The drivers put down their tailgates, allowing most of the White House's 93 staff members to begin unloading Obama family items, he said.

"Staff members all have been given very specific jobs on that day, almost down to the minute as to what their responsibilities are," Walters said.

The move is designed to be seamless, painless and invisible while millions of Washington visitors -- and millions more watching on TV -- follow the inauguration ceremonies and the parade that follows.

By about 5 p.m., before the Obamas move from the parade viewing stand to their new home, the presidential move must be complete.

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I can't even move around easily in my apartment and I moved in only 3 years ago. And I threw out almost everything when I moved into this apartment.

Cheney apparently didn't get the same service. He was in a wheelchair for the inauguration because he threw out his back picking up boxes (of ammo? of Enron documents?? Who knows?)
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National Geographic had an article about the Pres a month back or so. One of the former directors said that moving day was hands down the most hectic time at the White House.
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