Poor Boehner. He had to sit for an hour at the White House without a cigarette, so he must of at least hoped to get an unhealthy meal. But, slammed for offering junk food during the Super Bowl, President Obama laid out only healthy tastings for the Speaker, House GOP Leader Cantor, and House GOP Whip McCarty at today’s White House lunch.
According to Politico, the meal consisted of salad, salmon with rice, a vegetable medley, an apple dessert and coffee.
We are discussing the meal here because there’s no word yet of anything substantive to emerge from the discussions. Here’s the kind of crap that’s come out so far. Again, from Politico:
“There was a sincere desire by both sides to find areas of common ground,” a Boehner aide said. On deficit reduction, the aide added, the principals agreed that “spending cuts need to start now,” without getting specific.
Well, looks like two years of getting nothing done might be ahead of us. They’ll spend this year maybe squeaking through the South Korea free trade deal and having a big fight over the budget, and then next year trying to stab each others’ eyes out, right through Election Day.
But it’ll be fun.