Tuesday, March 03, 2009

What Happened to That 'Flinty Chicago Toughness'? Obama Cancels Meeting With British PM Because of Snow

Apparently the six weeks of partying in the White House and destroying the economy have taken a toll on Barack Obama. Back in January he scoffed at the panty-waists in Washington who shut down because of a little snow.
Obama said he would have to instill "some flinty Chicago toughness" into Washingtonians.

"When it comes to the weather, folks in Washington don't seem to be able to handle things," he said.
Well, how things quickly change.
No sooner had the Prime Minister's plane touched down at Andrews Air Force on Monday evening when word was passed to travelling Westminster correspondents that the press conference they'd been told to expect had been called off "because of snow".

Hours earlier, at around 4pm EST on Monday, a British official had told me that there would be a "press conference" after the PM and President Barack Obama had met in the Oval Office and before they had their working lunch in the Old Family Dining Room. Exact timings, however, were vague.

By 8pm, the press conference - if there'd ever been one planned - was officially off. The White House press schedule stated: "There will be a pool spray of the meeting." In layman's language, that means a small collection of reporters and perhaps two or three quick questions. That means something very quick and ample opportunity to dodge anything difficult.
I hope Republican leader Rush Limbaugh doesn't hear about this. Lord knows the very delicate Obama may not be able to handle a little criticism.

Instapundit links. Thanks!

Thanks also to Tom Maguire and Michelle Malkin for the links.

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