'TAPPER: Robert, is it the opinion of this White House -- has it been conveyed by this White House to Senate Democrats that the trigger mechanism for the public option would be a better way to get to 60 votes than the opt-in provision?It would be funny if it weren't so disconcerting.
GIBBS: The President, when Senate Democrats were here last week, the President listened to what their strategy was for moving health care forward.
TAPPER: Robert, did he convey to them, one way or another, what he thought would be a more likely way to get the bill passed?
GIBBS: We listened to what their thoughts were there in the Senate and wanted to hear their strategy.
TAPPER: Seriously, you're not -- okay, so you listened, but the President didn't convey any --
GIBBS: Not that I'm aware of, no.-jpt'
29 October 2009
This is third week in a row that Jake Tapper (ABC News) seems utterly mystified at the lack of any real strategy originating from the White House for any of the administration's major policy initiatives.