The Waiting Game in the Capitol

On the second floor of the Senate, a herd of reporters and camera-people have been eagerly awaiting the president’s appearance … for more than 30 minutes.

What was supposed to be a 1pm briefing on Obama’s visit to the House Republican conference, before the president’s 1:25 meeting with Senate GOPers, looks to have been thrown off course. Reporters attempting to talk to other senators have been shooed out of the way to clear the path for an arrival.

Hmmm, it can’t be an attempt by House Republicans to drown Obama in questions about a bill they’re likely to oppose en masse in the end. Can it?