May 19, 2010

You've got to be kidding me

Sometimes the headline says it all: Obama doesn't take questions at Freedom of Press Act signing.

After the signing of the Freedom of Press Act on Monday, President Obama declined to take any questions from the press.

During a pooled press event in the Oval Office, President Obama was asked if he would take a couple questions.

"You're certainly free to ask the question," Obama told the reporters in the room. "I won't be answering, I'm not doing a press conference today, but we'll be seeing you in the course of the week."

After just signing the "Freedom of Press Act" that is an incredibly tone-deaf thing to say. At least have the courage to admit — Freedom of Press Act or not — you don't want to give information to the press.