This could get good!

GOP leaders met with President Obama today, and Sen. Dick Durbin, who was not at the meeting, claimed that one GOP leader told Obama to his face that he “cannot even stand to look at you.”

Durbin’s claim was denied by both the GOP and the White House:

In spite of these claims that Durbin’s account of the meeting is fiction, Salon’s Joan Walsh is taking the Illinois Senator’s side:

Lapdog mutiny!

Here’s how Joan Walsh might respond to Joan Walsh’s insinuation that the White House is lying if the person doing so was not named Joan Walsh:

Durbin’s not budging on his claim:

Please pass the popcorn.

There is one element of surprise in this story: