John Boehner isn't just annoyed that President Obama's televised bipartisan health care summit will be bipartisan. He's also miffed that it will be televised, as he explained to Greta Van Susteren on Fox News the other day…
VAN SUSTEREN: What do you make of the fact that it's televised? The American people are probably delighted that we're getting this televised.
BOEHNER: I think that's fine, but you know, is this a political event or is this going to be a real conversation?
VAN SUSTEREN: Well, except that we've been hammering them about the transparency.
BOEHNER: I don't…
VAN SUSTEREN: The president said, you know, he was going to put everything on C-Span, so we can't criticize him now for when he finally does put it on C-Span.
BOEHNER: Well, that's fine, but I want to make sure that we're going to have an honest conversation, you know, an honest, bipartisan conversation about how we can approach this. I don't want to walk into some set-up. I don't know who's going to be there. I don't know how big the room's going to be. I don't know — what the set-up is going to be.
Exactly! I mean, will there be bottled water on the table? Glasses of water? One American flag in the background, or two?
You can't expect to have an honest, bipartisan conversation unless people know these things beforehand.
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