It’s back! The second annual “Big Block of Cheese Day” has been announced and in the same manner as last year, features White House officials and cast members from The West Wing — because that show is still relevant, apparently.
Replete with cheese puns, Hollywood actors and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, the video invites Americans to join in the online Q & A session with “senior White House officials” Jan. 21 using the hashthag, #AskTheWH.
The revived event harkens back to 1837, when President Andrew Jackson held an open house in the foyer of the White House and invited Americans to come and socialize around a 1,400-pound block of cheese hauled in by a team of horses.
One big difference between that event and the upcoming one — Jackson was available for direct questioning, in person, along with his senior White House officials. But in today’s day and age, participants will have to settle for an online encounter — and no, the president will not be taking questions
And remember, this is BYOC — “Bring Your Own Cheese” — because like President Obama says, “There are no free rides in America.”