Subject: WH pool report #2 – second half of Cabinet spray
After his brief Syria comments, Potus spoke of his domestic agenda.
“It is still important to recognize that we have a lot of things left to do here in this government. The American people are still interested in making sure that our kids are getting the kind of education they deserve, that we are putting people back to work. That we are dealing properly with a federal budget, that bills are being paid on time, that the full faith and credit of the United States is preserved and that the federal government itself” — At this point there was a loud crash, for HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had knocked over her teacup. She quietly stood it back up and there did not appear to your pooler to be a mess. – “in every single agency, running the way it should, making sure that our constituents, the American people, are getting good service.”
Potus then said he would be asking the Cabinet secretaries to “streamline operations, streamline operations, cut out waste, improve performance.”
He said the talks would cover budget issues, the Affordable Care Act rollout and immigration reform.
“I appreciate the great work that people have done,” he said. “Some of the Cabinet members here are still relatively new, thanks to Senate confirmations and the great teams they put around them” he is confident they will do well.
Potus responded “thank you very much, everybody” to a series of shouted questions about the Putin op-ed.
The pool was escorted out. The whole spray lasted less than three minutes.