"A Relationship That's Respectful." What A Concept in the White House
When President Obama made an impromptu visit to the White House press room yesterday, he said he wanted to "try to have a relationship that's respectful and where you guys feel like you're actually getting answers."
Let's put that one in the cautious-optimism file. Given his statements about letting the sun shine in on government operations and err on the side of openness instead of the reflexive secrecy practiced by the Bush administration, you have to like the chances of this happening.
Then again, the way reporters got into a huff over how the White House handled access to Oath: The Sequel, they won't be cutting Robert Gibbs & Co. too much slack, if there's any slack left at all.
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