Washington, Mar.4 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s expected ‘Messiah’ moment with US President Barack Obama appeared to buried under snow here on Tuesday.
No sooner had his plane touched down at Andrews Air Force on Monday evening when word was passed to travelling Westminster correspondents that the press conference they’d been told to expect had been called off “because of snow”.
Brown and Obama had their working lunch in the Old Family Dining Room, but the exact timing of it was vague.
The White House press schedule stated: “There will be a pool spray of the meeting.”
In layman’s language, that means a small collection of reporters and perhaps two or three quick questions. That means something very short and ample opportunity to dodge anything difficult.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said: “I believe it’s going to be some questions in the Oval”.
President Obama was terribly busy delivering remarks at the Department of Transportation about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and also spoke at the Department of Interior’s 160th anniversary.
He also met Defense Secretary Bob Gates and a delegation from the Boy Scouts of America to receive their 2008 Report to the Nation”.
Brown, for all practical purposes, is now getting the same treatment as the President of Uruguay. (ANI)