Douglas Emhoff arrived at 11:35 am to the Belle Chasse YMCA in Plaquemines Parish, across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. He was wearing a blue sport coat, tan khakis and a blue dress shirt. He shook hands with newly-elected Congressman Troy Carter, a Democrat from New Orleans, Kirk Lepine, Plaquemines Parish president, and others. He was then escorted through the lobby to 20 four and five year olds who had been fidgeting while waiting for Emhoff. They were sitting at a long white table. Their lunch was waiting on their side table.

“Hi kids!” Emhoff said in greeting. “Are you hungry? Sorry I’m a little late.”

Emhoff quickly followed instructions to don a pair of blue plastic gloves and then began pulling the lunch items on a tray to be served to the children: chocolate milk, spaghetti and meatballs, corn and a banana.

“Are you the special guest?” a boy named Beck asked. “I’m the special guest,” he answered.

Emhoff took a seat next to Beck. “Do you like bananas?” he asked. He peeled Beck’s banana by squeezing the top first. “That’s my technique,” he said.

Emhoff moved to an adjoining room where an instructor was pitching a blue ball (slightly bigger than a softball) to kids swinging a plastic bat. Emhoff took over the pitching duties. Six kids hit rockets off of him, one that he had to dodge. “You guys are really good hitters,” he said. Emhoff seemed in good humor and smiled throughout.

At one point, he bounced the ball on his knee as if he had played soccer.

At the third and final stop, Emhoff grabbed a corner of a parachute that about 20 kids were lifting up and down.

Press was then ushered out of the room.

more from the pavlovic today

Biden To Announce $36 Billion For The Central States Pension Fund 

President Biden will announce $36 billion for the Central States Pension Fund today. The measure is designed to prevent drastic pension cuts for over 350,000 union workers and retirees. “These workers paid into the fund for years or even decades, and faced cuts through no fault of their own,” stated the White House. The Pension…

Keep reading

Biden’s schedule for December 8, 2022 is out

EST9:00 AM President Biden receives the Presidential Daily Briefing12:15 PM President Biden and VP Harris dine together2:10 PM President Biden delivers remarks on building a stronger economy for union workers and retirees Briefing Schedule12:30 PM   Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

Keep reading

Matt Hancock Exits Politics

On Wednesday, Matt Hancock announced that he would not stand for the Conservatives in the next election. Former Health Secretary and the West Suffolk MP who recently went to Australia to film ITV’s I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! , sent a letter to PM Rishi Sunak saying that he discovered a…

Keep reading


Newsroom at The Pavlovic Today

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *