White House: Chief of Staff Told Boehner Weds. Morning of Speech Request

Sep 1, 2011 9:52am

White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley telephoned Speaker Boehner directly late yesterday morning, sketching out the President’s plans to make his jobs proposal in an address to a Joint session – on Wednesday.

The Speaker did not object, but, Republicans say, he had to look at logistics and did not expect WH Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer to tweet the details an hour later.

The Boehner offer “on behalf of the bipartisan leadership and membership of both the House and Senate”  to speak “at a time that works best for your schedule” was made public four hours after that.

The NFL season opener kicks off at 8:35pm Eastern time Thursday.  By then the President’s address may be over, and only the GOP response and pundits will lose out.

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