This egotisical, lying President Obama can't even make time for the Governor of one of the largest states in the union to discuss a matter of American Security. Obama is just a blow hard that wants to get a photo opportunity with the troops (who I am not sure he really even cares about)....today is all about a big show that ends tonight with his big speech...he's more focused on his image than getting anything accomplished....I would bet if Perry were a Democrat he would make time...This is just SOOOOOOO disgusting!.....
Perry Offered Consolation Meeting After Request for Obama Face Time Denied
Published August 31, 2010 | FoxNews.com
Gov. Rick Perry speaks after he was endorsed by the Texas Association of Realtors Aug. 30 in San Antonio. (AP Photo)
The White House apparently offered a consolation meeting to Texas Gov. Rick Perry after he was denied face time with President Obama on his trip to Fort Bliss Tuesday.
A governor's spokesman said Perry's request for a presidential meeting was rebuffed. Perry spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger said the Republican governor had asked to meet with the president on Tuesday to discuss border security. Cesinger said Monday that White House aides said the president would not be available for such a meeting.
But White House spokesman Luis Miranda said Perry "was offered but declined" a meeting on border security with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan.
"Today, the president is at Fort Bliss to honor the troops who so bravely serve our country, but if the governor wants to have a meeting about the border, the White House has made that possible," Miranda said in a written statement.
Perry was one of the first people the president saw when he stepped from Air Force One during an Austin visit on Aug. 9. On that occasion, Perry hand-delivered a letter to Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, warning about the "dire threat" from drug violence along the U.S.-Mexico border.