If Denis McDonough wasn’t so essential, he could have gotten a job as a Wal-Mart greeter.
The White House chief of staff was spotted Thursday morning (sans the red vest) welcoming staffers as they showed up to work after last night’s conclusion of the 16-day partial government shutdown. Standing inside the gate of the entrance to the grounds off Pennsylvania Ave., he shook hands with folks returning from their furloughs.
Class act. But no homemade muffins?
Looks like part of a welcome-back-to-work campaign by the White House: Vice President Biden was gladhanding federal workers this morning outside the Federal Triangle Metro station (and he brought baked goods).