Eastwooding the press corps. #reasonsobamaislate—
Jason Linkins (@dceiver) December 21, 2012
Sandwiched neatly between the Mayan apocalypse and the Friday before Christmas, President Obama was set to deliver his latest statement on the fiscal cliff negotiations shortly after 5 p.m. Friday. The press corps was so close to a clean getaway.
Obama speaking at 5:00PM on the fiscal cliff, eliciting groans from newsrooms across the city.—
Byron Tau (@ByronTau) December 21, 2012
Eight minutes? You know he won’t be there on time, right?
Bunch of empty seats in briefing room late on the Friday before Christmas; journalists nearby scrambling to return for President—
West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) December 21, 2012
It's 522PM – still waiting for Pres Obama's 5PM statement.—
Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 21, 2012
Time to move to a smaller venue? It is snowing out.
How to pass the time on a Friday evening? How about a quick hashtag game?