08.31.2011 1

Boehner rejects Obama’s request to address Congress

John Boehner

UPDATE: Obama bows to Boehner’s pressure and agrees to move his speech to Thursday, September 8th–the same night that the NFL returns with the New Orleans Saints playing the Green Bay Packers!

Speaker John Boehner has rejected Obama’s request to address a joint session of Congress on September 7th to discuss his jobs plan. Boehner has asked that Obama consider the following night instead.

According to Politico, Boehner said in a letter to Obama that Sept. 8th would be better “so we can ensure there will be no parliamentary or logistical impediments that might detract from your remarks.”

It is important to note that on September 7, the GOP Presidential candidates will have a debate that is sponsored by NBC and Politico that will air on MSNBC. NBC and Politico announced earlier today that they would air the debate and not show the address to Congress.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney strangely granted permission to NBC to reschedule the debate earlier today, stating that scheduling the address on the same night of the debate was a coincidence…

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