Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Obama Surpasses Bush For Longest Stretch Between Press Conferences

After the debacle of his 'I do not have all the facts, but the police acted stupidly' it may not be to much of a surprise that he took a bit of a hiatus. It may be surprising that the hiatus has now stretch beyond the longest window his predecessor had.


"President George W. Bush's longest stretch between prime-time, nationally televised press conferences was 214 days, from April 4 to Nov. 4, 2004. Mr. Obama tops that record on Monday, going 215 days - stretching back to July 22, according to records kept by CBS Radio's veteran reporter Mark Knoller.

The president has seemingly shunned formal, prime-time sessions since his last disastrous presser, when he said police in Cambridge, Mass., "acted stupidly" by arresting a Harvard professor who broke into a home that turned out to be his own.

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