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Obama Breaks Bread With Conservative Journalists

Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:02 am

This is from Huffington Post, but it's also in The Atlantic and Drudge:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/0...s-dinner-with-conser_n_157701.html

Quote: ""This is for real, folks. The bloggers are going to love this one."

Obama with Bill Kristol, David Brookes and Charles Krauthammer, at the home of George Will. The Atlantic says he's dining with some liberal opinion writers tomorrow.

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RE: Obama Breaks Bread With Conservative Journalists

Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:12 am

Charles Krauthammer is one of the sharpest minds in the country. I hope Obama listens to what he has to say.
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RE: Obama Breaks Bread With Conservative Journalists

Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:31 am



Quoting Mariner (Thread starter):
Obama Breaks Bread With Conservative Journalists

Jesus Hussein Christ! What's next?!
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RE: Obama Breaks Bread With Conservative Journalists

Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:11 pm

Politico says the guest list was longer than first thought:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0109/17441.html

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.  Smile

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RE: Obama Breaks Bread With Conservative Journalists

Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:41 pm



Quoting Mariner (Reply 3):
nd that host George F. Will "swore them all to secrecy." I'm guessing that doesn't include the President-elect.

...or Chevy Chase. Big grin
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RE: Obama Breaks Bread With Conservative Journalists

Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:42 pm

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.

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RE: Obama Breaks Bread With Conservative Journalis

Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:39 pm



Quoting Confuscius (Reply 4):
Chevy Chase

Well, we do know that the 'Chevy Chase' house is valued at $1.9 million. I guess the Washington Post pays well.  Smile

Politico is now reporting that he met a bunch of moderates and liberals this morning:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/michae...meets_with_liberal_columnists.html

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:

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/

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:

http://www.drudgereport.com/flashbd.htm

Kudlow: HE IS CHARMING, HE IS TERRIBLY SMART, BRIGHT, WELL-INFORMED, HE HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. AT THE BEGINNING WHEN HE WALKED INTO THE LIVING ROOM, YOU KNOW, WE'RE ALL WAITING --

(Sorry about the caps - from the original).

I wondering which one will be the first to start a column with the line:

"As I said to Barack at dinner the other night...."  Smile

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RE: Obama Breaks Bread With Conservative Journalists

Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:01 pm

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.

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