It may be good news for Malia and Sasha, but it seems rather strange. Bush’s aides have said the Obamas cannot move into Blair House, the government guest house that is the traditional home of presidents-elect while waiting to move into the White House, because it is already booked. “We explored the idea so that the girls could start school on schedule,” an Obama transition official told The New York Times. “But there were previously scheduled events and guests that couldn’t be displaced.” That means the Obama girls may not be able to begin at Sidwell, their new school, along with all their other new pals when classes start on January 5. Who is so important that they leave the Obamas scrambling to find temporary accommodation has not been revealed. They'd better be really important.