“heading to the bar”

Subject: Pool report #3 — Obama arrives at the Capitol

Motorcade left the White House at 8:33pm, arrived at the Capitol at 8:39. Uneventful ride.

Pool now holding in a hallway in the House side of the Capitol, with chairs set up in front of a TV screen to watch Obama’s State of the Union address.

A handful of senior administration officials were walking out of the Capitol as the pool was heading in. Among them, Jay Carney, who jokingly said as he passed by, “We’re heading to the bar.”

Obama’s up in 15 minutes.

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