WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House announced today that in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this coming October, the White House will be painted pink.
According to press secretary, Joanna Rosholm, Mrs. Obama made the decision after conferring with the President for several minutes last week about exactly which shade of pink to use. In the end, the couple chose "Pink Begonia", because it best complements the White House rose garden as well as Mrs. Obama's favorite shade of lipstick.
So far, the White House has been painted green for St. Patrick's Day 2009, orange for Halloween 2010, red for Aides Awareness month in July 2011, and in green, white, and red stripes when the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, visited in 2012.
Chester Peabody, lead painter for the project explained, "It takes 570 gallons of paint to cover the exterior of the White House, so my team of 100 painters have to begin painting pronto! It will take us several months to paint the building by hand, as we can't afford to accidentally paint dignitaries, luxury cars, White House Staff, and the Obama family pets, which is what happened the last time we used paint sprayers. It took weeks to get the orange paint off Bo, not to mention the Chief of Staff!"