The White House Press Corps — appropriately — has complained that President Barack Obama hasn’t faced the media and taken questions very often. With his first comments since BP plugged — sort of — the leak in the Gulf of Mexico, and with all the pent-up curiosity that the reporters must have, we sat up straight this morning when the president said “I’ll take a couple of questions” after his Rose Garden statement.
Take a deep breath and scroll to 2:10.
The reporter who asked the ridiculous question was somebody named Paula Cruickshank who works for something named CCH News. She didn’t get a chance to follow up on his answer.