Look how pissy we are!
Don’t worry, Mr. President. Two and a half years and you won’t have to talk to anyone at all, unless you open up your paid appearances for questions.
While fiddling around at the White House Science Fair, President Obama Tuesday was asked today by pool reporter Alexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics about reports he will send U.S. military trainers to aid Syrian rebels.
“I’m sorry, we’re doing a science fair,” he informed Simendinger, growling, “C’mon. C’mon.”
I mean, THE NERVE OF HER! Asking about the situation in Syria, where at least 160,000 people have died, during the science fair. The science fair! It is supposedly one of Obama’s favorite, bestest annual White House things. How could she!
She could, because Alexis decided that her duties as a reporter outweighed stuffy White House protocol and our president’s excitement over marshmallow catapults.
Which doesn’t surprise me. Alexis, unlike so many of the frivolous dabblers and showboats around Washington, takes her journalism seriously. She holds the distinction of being the only journalist I’ve ever seen appear on TV and refuse to answer a question, reminding her interlocutor that she was a straight-up reporter who doesn’t offer political opinions.
OMG, maybe she wasn’t invited back!! Most reporters would give their left kidney to avoid being removed from a TV producer’s call list.
It occurs to me, I’ve worked with Alexis for 16 years at the White House and I have absolutely no idea what her politics are. That’s pretty unique in Washington.