As I write this ( 9am EST Sat) 15 hours since Obama ran into the WH briefing roon, held a petulant presser complaining about intractable Republicans, and, in the ONLY bit of hard news, in response to a reporter's question about which version of events was correct, promised to produced the "tick-tock."
IT IS NOW 15 HOURS LATER..SO, WHERE'S THE DAMN "TICK-TOCK?"
Tick-tock is an inside the pressroom term for the time line, the sequence of events, the paper trail..which will supposedly show who's telling the truth.
Boehner claimed that the talks collapsed when, at the last minute, Obama demanded an additional $ 400 billion in revenue, over and above the $ 800 billion that had been sort of agreed to. Obama flatly denied the accusation. He then promised to produce the "tick-tock" to support his version of events.
I can imagine millions who were watching the sequential pressers scratching their headsa and going "tick tock?"" tick tock?"... why the heck are we arguing about stinkin' clocks?
But Obama has put it out there..he offered it up. So, let's see how long it takes for the MSM to raise the hue and cry..
WHERE'S THE TICK-TOCK?