I was running very late for today’s White House Press Briefing when I got the following intriguing Tweet from Christina Bellantoni of the Washington Times:
As soon as I realized she wasn’t talking about me, I started hurrying more than I already was. I parked my car and sprinted about a half-a-block before I hit what professional athletes call “the wall.”
Anyway, I eventually made it, heaving and panting like a Saint Bernard with a two-pack-a-day habit, only to find Robert Gibbs. Not that there’s anything wrong with Gibbs.
So, it turns out I wasted all that time modifying my questions in my head (in between prayers for a quick end to my suffering).
I found out later that the rumor of an appearance by President Obama had its genesis with the presence of 2 White House photographers in the briefing room. That’s pretty solid intel, but I would have expected a little more skepticism from a room full of journalists.