White House Press Secretary Jay Carney this morning scotched the daily White House briefing because it is snowing in Washington.
At about 8:00 am, the White House sent out the following update to the schedule:
Due to inclement weather, today’s press briefing has been canceled.
Forecasters this morning were calling for about 5-10 inches to fall today in Washington. However, it is unlikely, according to most weather models, to be snowing in the White House briefing room, which has roof.
Five to ten inches is a pittance in many parts of the country, and by noon in Washington – the time Carney was to give his briefing – probably no more than half that amount would have been on the ground.