For the second time in a week, President Obama was crazy late for an appearance, showing up 50 minutes late for his press conference Monday with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki.
I’m sure they were urgently discussing the fate of the Middle East and so forth, but COME ON. I guess Obama is always discussing fateful matters, because he IS ALWAYS LATE.
The president dropped by 40 minutes late for a scheduled appearance in the briefing room last week. But he was just there to smack Republicans around for their stance on the payroll tax break. I don’t know why that took so long to put together, since he can pretty much bash Republicans in his sleep.
George W. Bush also discussed urgent things, but somehow managed to be on time. I’m guessing this is because he is organized and respectful, but it’s just a guess.
I know this is going to break all of your hearts, but several members of the press were stuck beneath some kind of air vent in the South Court Auditorium where the press conference was held and WERE VERY COLD AND UNCOMFORTABLE.
Anyway, I took a little video to give you an idea what it’s like to be in the room. Notice the LACK OF AN APOLOGY for tardiness. Unless Maliki gave it on behalf of both of them in Arabic.