Today’s meeting on the deficit between President Obama and bipartisan Congressional leaders ended after less than an hour.
From the pool report at the top of the session:
Pool entered the Cabinet Room at 11:08, out at 11:09.
Seated at the table, men in blazers, no ties, Vice President Biden in shirt sleeves. No statements and pool quickly ushered out.
Potus flanked by House Speaker John Boehner on his right and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on his left.
Sitting across the table, facing the Rose Garden: Biden, flanked by House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on his left, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on his right.
Pelosi wearing a lime green jacket.
Strained body language suggested a school principal’s office with a handful of sullen suspects sitting grimly downcast as the boss says: “OK, we’re going to sit here all day unil I find out who shot that spitball.”