As Dennis reported earlier, yesterday afternoon president-elect Barack Obama paid a visit to the White House and met with ex-president-to-be George W. Bush.
Hours later a tantalizing leak emerged from the meeting: According to some loose-lipped sources, Obama nobly urged Bush to help the U.S. auto industry, and Bush was all, "Maaaaybe, if you stop gettin' in the way of my Colombia Free Trade Agreement, heh heh heh."
For today's indignant denials, let's turn to White House press secretary Dana Perino…
"They did speak about a range of issues, both domestic and international, and they did spend some time talking about the economy." she said. "But in no way did President Bush suggest that there was a quid pro quo when it came to Colombia free trade agreement or the other free trade agreements."
Mrs. Perino also played down rumors that Mr. Bush was angry over the leaks coming from the Obama transition team.
"I've also gotten several requests wanting to know if there is irritation at the White House towards the Obama team, and you're not going to hear that from me," Mrs. Perino said.
Of course not.
The White House already leaked it to Matt Drudge.
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