President Transparency takes questions — after shooing press from the room

http://twitter.com/#!/AWMooneyCNN/status/306081160268750848

We’ve suspected for a long time that President Obama would like nothing more than to clear out the press, but it’s a little shocking to hear him actually say it – to a room full of reporters, no less.

President Obama and the press are best friends forever; we have no doubts about that. The relationship has hit a bit of a rough patch since the inauguration, though, with reporters openly expressing their displeasure over being shut out of the president’s golf date with Tiger Woods. Today’s snub at the National Governors Association meeting did little to smooth things over.

Obama: “What I want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions.” Strikes me as a bit ironic, no?

– Mike O’Brien (@mpoindc) February 25, 2013

Obama tells Govs. it’s time to clear out the press so he can take some questions. (umm shouldn’t we be able to watch that too?)

– Jim Acosta (@jimacostacnn) February 25, 2013

Obama: “Now I want to clear out the press so we can take some questions.” Ouch.

– Roger Simon (@politicoroger) February 25, 2013

Obama: Time to “clear out the press” to take questions from governors. Ah, come on!

– jennifer bendery (@jbendery) February 25, 2013

A recurring theme. RT @nielslesniewski: RT @josreports: Obama to NGA: “…clear out the press so we can take some questions”

– Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) February 25, 2013

DC in a tweet –> RT @josreports: Obama to NGA: “…clear out the press so we can take some questions”

– Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) February 25, 2013

Cheer up, everyone. You have four more years of this to cover. Ever have the feeling you’ve been used?

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