Has the Earth stopped revolving? Do pigs now fly?
On Tuesday, National Review‘s Washington Editor Robert Costa expressed something that might result in him getting a lot of crap from his conservative cohorts.
It was an honor to meet w/ Pres. Obama today at the WH, along with a small group of journalists. Appreciate his time.
— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) October 8, 2013
We asked Costa about this remark and if he expected to receive flack about what he wrote. We also wondered if he hesitated writing it considering the backlash that was likely to ensue. He declined to comment.
The aftermath was nonetheless pretty interesting…Number of retweets: 53.
Number of favorites: 45
A sampling of comments (entertaining or otherwise):
White House Press Sec. Jay Carney: “Thank you, Bob. We appeciate [sic] you coming by.” (Don’t take the misspelling personally, Rob.)
NRO’s Jonah Goldberg: “Stunned. I didn’t get an invite to the White House. Stunned, I tell you.”
TPM‘s Brian Beutler: “RINO”
Washington Examiner‘s Justin Green: “Did he agree to resign?”
Libertarian blogger Dave Mataconis: “Off the record or on the record? Not criticizing if it was off the record, just curious.”
White House Asst. Communications Officer Jordan Burke: “Thanks for swinging by. Appreciate your time.”
Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Munoz: “We were glad to have you here at the WH. Thanks for coming.”