I know they promised to be the "most transparent White House ever," but it's snowing, you guys!
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney this morning scotched the daily White House briefing because it is snowing in Washington.
At about 8:00 am, the White House sent out the following update to the schedule:
Due to inclement weather, today’s press briefing has been canceled.
Forecasters this morning were calling for about 5-10 inches to fall today in Washington. However, it is unlikely, according to most weather models, to be snowing in the White House briefing room, which has roof.
This doesn't surprise me much. When it comes to snow, rain, wind, heat... well, just about any weather phenomenon, the nation's capital tends to drown itself in panic. To that end, Hot Air's Mary Katharine Ham gets the headline-of-the-day honor as the Snowquester bears down on Washington:
Yes, yes it is.