Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday about the status of negotiations between Congressional Republicans, Senate Democrats and the White House on a plan to raise the debt ceiling and reopen government.
Sadly the questions were just odd and bizarre.
“When I had a heart attack a few years ago, I was uninsured and I haven’t been able to get insurance ever since then,” Christopher began his first question. “Listening to all the pressure on the president to negotiate, some of it coming from inside this room, made me think: Is there a chance the president would be willing to delay Obamacare for a year if Republicans would agree to delay heart attacks for a year?”
Carney replied that the White House believes that the ACA needs to be fully implemented. Christopher noted that he has been able to access the health care exchanges online.
“I was talking to my mom this morning,” Christopher continued, “and she asked me to ask you to please open the government back up again.”
To be filed under “Great Moments in Journalism.”
However, compared to some of the Obama boot lickers in the Press Corps, that might qualify as a tough line of questioning.