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West Wing Reports Offers Sidewalk Tours

The sequester may have shut down White House tours for the time being, but West Wing Reports‘ founder Paul Brandus is here to fill the void.

For $15 bucks a person, Brandus will give you an inside look at the White House from outside its gates.

“Meet me in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 for a 30-minute chat (and Q & A) about the world’s most famous home, its history, legends and lore,” he says on the tour page at

We asked him how it was going and he said, “Just great!”

He’s only had one tour so far though, a group from Indiana yesterday.

“The White House is the people’s house and if the government is too incompetent to get its act together and have tours then I’ll try and fill the gap,” he told FishbowlDC. “I’ve also noticed that some tour groups are given incorrect information, which bugs me; I also provide colorful stories going back to George Washington, insight about what it’s actually like to work there, etc. Great fun.”

Sounds like it. If you hurry, you can catch one of the still open spots for tomorrow. Groups of up to 20 welcome.

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