…when you have stories like this:
President Obama’s only event at the White House that isn’t closed to the press on Wednesday is a ceremony in which he’ll accept an award for being open to the press.
According to his public schedule, Obama has four behind-closed-doors meetings from 10 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.: his daily briefing, a talk with the USAID administrator, a session with senior advisers, and a huddle with his defense secretary. All of the meets are in the Oval Office, and all of them are “closed press,” the White House says.
But at 2:55 p.m., Obama will emerge to “accept an award from a coalition of good government groups and transparency advocates to recognize ‘his deep commitment to an open and transparent government—of, by, and for the people’ in conjunction with Sunshine Week,” the White House said in guidance to reporters.
However the award ceremony was postponed…
“due to unspecified “changes to the president’s schedule.”
I mean honestly you couldn’t make this up.
I think Glenn is right:
Without the press more-or-less literally carrying him, this guy couldn’t have gotten elected dogcatcher.
I don’t see why people think this guy is suddenly unbeatable. I say Ride right through them, they’re demoralized as hell.