President says he’s confident U.S. team will acquit themselves at contest despite nation losing World Cup host bid.
Pool Report: Chance Encounter
December 2, 2010
A group of about a dozen reporters we’re being ushered into the Roosevelt Room for a background briefing on tax issues when we (including your pooler) had a chance encounter with POTUS and VPOTUS outside the Oval Office.
“Hey guys, what are you doing here?” Potus said, shaking hands all around.
“We’re here all the time,” said CBS Radio’s Mark Knoller.
Talk of stitches, which were removed today with no noticeable damage.
Someone asked about the World Cup decision, which left the US in the cold. “I think it was the wrong decision,” but he said he’s confident the US team will acquit themselves well wherever it is.
We were then whisked away, with a few reporters tapping away furiously at their Blackberrys before they were confiscated at the door.