The president is telling his new town how to weather storms.

We’re used to cold, sometimes harsh winters here. He gets to Washington and discovers…an overreaction?….to a winter storm. So he says ‘toughen up’.

In a slightly amused tone, he noted this his daughters’
school, Sidwell Friends, was canceled today because of a snow and ice
storm that hit Washington.

The suburban schools systems and many private schools in the region
were closed today and the District public schools opted for a delayed
opening because of the sleet and freezing rain that made some roads and
many sidewalks treacherous.

“Because of what? Because of some ice?” Obama said to laughter
around the table. He said Sasha, his 7-year-old, pointed out that in
Chicago, not only is school never canceled for snow, “you’d go outside
for recess. You wouldn’t even stay indoors.”

He concluded by saying: “We’re going to have to apply some flinty Chicago toughness to this town.”

To go along with the politics.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....