Y’all listen in, now, ya heah?

Well, this is something new. I just now got down in my external e-mail far enough to see this item from 9:37 this morning:

**Press Conference Call**

White House Domestic Policy Council Brief for Southern Reporters on American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, February 5, at 1:30 p.m. ET, Melody Barnes, director of the Domestic Policy Council, will discuss the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan on a press conference call with southern reporters.  Barnes will discuss the impacts of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan and answer questions.

WHO:              White House Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes

WHAT:            Press conference call

WHEN:            Thursday, February 5, 2009

                          1:30 p.m. ET

Well, looks like I missed it. (They might not have let me in anyhow, since although I'm Southern by birth and inclination, I haven't held the title of "reporter" since 1980.) So I'm left to guess. Do you think it was just like the briefing for the Yankee reporters, except they talked slower and said y'all a lot? Did they say, "Don't y'all tell a soul, but we're gonna give y'all extra heppin's of stimulus and treat the Yankees like red-headed stepchildren?" Did they use metaphors only we'd understand, involving field peas and the Chicken Curse?

I don't know; I'm left to wonder. And one of the things I wonder is, why couldn't Robert Gibbs have handled this briefing? You'd think it would be right up his alley. Although she was born in Virginia, and did undergraduate at Chapel Hill, is Melody Barnes a real Southerner? Who's her Daddy? How did she end up working for Ted Kennedy, and belonging to the New York Bar Association? Mercy sakes alive… I reckon I'd understand a heap more if Ah'd been able to listen in…

4 thoughts on “Y’all listen in, now, ya heah?

  1. Bart

    Brad ol’ boy, so ya’ll cudn’t mek it to heah da wud frum da presdint’s press sectry eh?
    How we gonna know whut’s goin’ on widout you a’tellin us how all them numbers en sech is agoin’ to efect us. Yew gotta ‘member jest how ignert and ileducat’d we reely is down heah in de South.
    Damn, my wif who ere my haf sister is a’callin us to vittles. We havin’ possum stew. Shore were gud las time. By fo now.

  2. jessup

    Or perhaps it could be that this targeting to Rebel-boy scribes (say Florida for instance) where the Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is screaming for money, would light a fire under their obstructionist congressmen and tell them to get off their dead ass and pass this bill before the rest of us are employed and posting to blogs like this because we have nothing better to do.
    Get to it BW. You got the blowtorch, now stick it to the Governor.

  3. Lee Muller

    I wonder if they had regional press conferences to sell this pork spending
    to the non-taxpayers in the ghettos,
    to the upper-crust commuters on their subsidized Amtrak Express from New Haven to Wall Street,
    to the now 30-something Valley Girls

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