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Spying on the President From The W DC

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October 6, 2010 at 5:12 PM | by | ()

We’ve watched the President of the United States from our hotel bed many a time, but that’s usually via the magic of TV. But on a quick overnight stop in DC on Sunday, we found ourselves spying on the White House from our bedroom at the W Hotel.

Room 1017 of the hotel looked over 15th Street, with the Treasury in the foreground but, behind that, the White House itself. At first we got very excited because the flag was at half mast on Sunday night, but raised to full height on Monday morning so we assumed that it was like the flag on Buckingham Palace and meant that POTUS, FLOTUS and baby OTUSes had come home overnight. But then a DC insider person told us that it only meant that the Treasury had been mourning someone on the Sunday.

Either way, in our heads, it was team White House welcoming us to DC. And as killer views go, you don’t get much more exciting (for a foreigner excited by a superpower like us, at least) than that.

Disclaimer: we stayed as guests of the hotel on account of a piece we were writing for a British newspaper, but all opinions and Obama-stalkage are our own

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