Politico: "Obama Tuesday night trekked to the Chevy Chase, Md., home of conservative columnist George F. Will to talk politics and get to know some of his fiercest intellectual adversaries: Charles Krauthammer, William Kristol, Larry Kudlow, David Brooks, Rich Lowry, Peggy Noonan, Michael Barone, and Paul Gigot."
And that host George F. Will "swore them all to secrecy." I'm guessing that doesn't include the President-elect.
MD11Engineer From Philippines, joined Oct 2003, 14442 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1469 times:
I think that Obama realises that the last thing the US needs now to get out of the mess the previous administration dumped it in, is partisan BS. This is why he AFAIK keeps some capable people of the previous administration.
Politico: "The group included the Washington Post's E.J. Dionne and Eugene Robinson, the Wall Street Journal's Gerry Seib, National Journal's Ron Brownstein, the New York Times Frank Rich and Maureen Dowd, The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan, and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, among others."
Fair and balanced? They didn't get any "refreshments."
Sullivan - gay/Christian, conservative but ex-right wing - won't disucss it in his blog, The Daily Dish:
Daily Dish: "Lots of emails from readers asking about the chat with the president-elect this morning. It was totally off the record and I'm a stickler for those rules. I can say, however, the following: it's hard to express the relief I feel that this man will be the president soon. I realize that's what I feel above all else: relief."
But Kudlow, conservative from the previous night's dinner, is the fist to blab as to what it was like:
ER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2740 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1417 times:
Well, he did say he was going to take after Lincoln and solicit opinions from people who disagree with him. I guess it's refreshing to see some campaign promises kept. I wasn't swept up in the hype over Obama being the second coming, but I am going to keep an open mind and give him a chance to show us his stuff. I really hope he can partially live up to his advance billing - Lord knows the country needs it now on a variety of fronts.