In one scene during negotiations over the 2009 economic stimulus package, Woodward reports that when Obama called then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to discuss the bill, she put the president on speakerphone so that the group of Democratic lawmakers in her office could hear him, according to a report in The Washington Post.OK, that's funny, all by itself; but now consider her reported denial of having put The Drone on mute:
But when Obama began making an “uplifting speech” over the phone, Pelosi pressed the mute button.
“They could hear Obama, but now he couldn’t hear them,” Woodward writes in “The Price of Politics,” according to the Post. “The president continued speaking, his disembodied voice filling the room, and the two leaders got back to the hard numbers.”
"That didn’t happen," Pelosi said, according to Current.com. "When the president of the United States is having a conversation, it’s a formal situation. Every call is history so I usually, mostly, I clear the room when I am talking to the President. I clear the room and I take notes and we have a conversation."I wonder, is it raaaciss to put The Reader of the Free World on mute when he's rambling on about nothing appropriate? Is it raaaciss to report that someone put The Reader of the Free World on mute when he was rambling on about nothing appropriate?