I prepared for two important events this week. On Tuesday, I held a Q&A session with some
schoolchildren in Virginia prior to the airing of my back-to-school address. On
Wednesday, I addressed a joint session of Congress on health care reform.
Now kids will be kids, so I fully expected some shout-outs or some sign-waving or even the
occasional inappropriate chuckle.
And I got it. Only not from the kids.
The kids were attentive, respectful, and engaged. Some of the Republicans? Not so much.
I heard numerous reports of people wishing they could have listened in on the conversation
between Rep. Joe Wilson and my fiery Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel when Yellin' Joe called to
apologize for his unprecedented outburst.
Well, now they can. As everyone knows, the White
House is set up to automatically record all phone conversations. The complete Joe-Rahm tape is unedited,
now available on oBay!
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