Ice Shuts School, Baffles Obama Girls

Chicago natives have played in worse weather, prez says
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jan 28, 2009 12:37 PM CST
The girls know how to dress warm for cold weather, and were unimpressed when school was canceled due to an ice storm.   (Obama Transition Office)
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(Newser) – The ice storm plowing through Washington has many grown-ups wary of stepping outside, but it hasn’t fazed the first daughters, Politico reports. The Midwesterners were unimpressed that their school closed, President Obama said today, noting that Chicago schools never close. “My 7-year-old pointed out that in Chicago you’d go outside for recess. You wouldn’t even stay indoors.” He joked that Washington could use a little “flinty Chicago toughness.”