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White House transparency cancelled due to inclement weather

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 19: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference where he announced the creation of an interagency task force for guns in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on December 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. President Obama is making an administration-wide effort to solve gun violence and has tapped Vice President Joe Biden to lead an interagency task force in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Credit: Getty Images

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.

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