“I have stopped biking to work,” Mr. McDonough said on NBC over the weekend, attributing the stoppage to a presidential order. The new chief of staff used to ride his bicycle to the White House while employed as Mr. Obama’s deputy national security adviser, The Hill reports.
But his new position carries a Cabinet-level title. And for security reasons, The Hill reports, the president says he has to put away the bike.
A sort of “free McDonough” rally has erupted. The League of American Bicyclists has petitioned Mr. Obama to allow him to continue his ride, via a “free the McDonough ten-speed” campaign, The Hill reports.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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