Tales from the Trail

The White House Rose Garden strategy

March 18, 2010

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs succumbed to spring fever and held his daily news briefing out in the sun-splashed Rose Garden today.

OBAMA/A few dozen reporters and maybe a squirrel or two squinted their way through about an hour of Q and A with Gibbs, who advised that he had put on three layers of sunblock before exposing his pale skin to the sun.

“This will not be a regular thing. I just thought it’s been a long winter and why not get outside and have a little fun for once in a while,” he said.

The assorted scribes were hopeful that President Obama himself might make an appearance, what with him apparently just a few steps away in the Oval Office. But no surprises were to be.

Gibbs’ big news was that Obama was forced to reschedule a trip this weekend to Indonesia and Australia due to last-minute efforts to gain passage of healthcare legislation.

Other than the splendid setting, the briefing was pretty much the same as always…

Photo credit: Reuters/Jason Reed (Gibbs holds his daily press briefing outside)

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Today President Obama has a 43 percent job approval rating, 18 percent for congress and over 70 percent of the American people want the health care debacle scrapped and to start over.

The clear majority of the American people are not being heard, nor do the progressives who are hijacking our freedoms.

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President Obama has a 43 percent job approval rating, 18 percent for congress and over 70 percent of the American people want the health care debacle scrapped and to start over.

The clear majority of the American people are not being heard, nor do the progressives who are hijacking our freedoms.

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