The headlines concerning the negotiations between the White House and the People’s House are news in themselves. Maybe if the WH staffers didn’t know about the GOP debate, they didn’t know about the NFL opener?
First, from the Entertainment news, The TV Guide:“President Obama Agrees to Reschedule Jobs Speech to NFL Opening Day”
Washington Post blog: “Obama relents on jobs speech to Congress, moves address to Sept. 8”
Reuters’ completely avoids the fact that there was a date change in its headline, “Obama to address Congress on September 8,” but gives the best explanation about Speaker Boehner’s “parliamentary procedure and logistics” problems:
The House and the Democratic-controlled Senate must pass a joint resolution to provide for Congress to assemble for Obama’s remarks. Lawmakers get back to work in Washington on September 7 after their summer recess and start votes at 6:30 p.m. EDT (2230 GMT). Boehner cited such parliamentary “impediments” when asking for the date change.
But the winner is the AP/Forbes headline, “Obama bows to Boehner; jobs speech will be Sept. 8.”
This head line is being picked up all over the world.
Edit: Here’s the letter from Speaker Boehner to the President about the problems with Wednesday night. (Hat tip to RedState)