Virginia Foxx: Obama Lectured Us. But I Got His Autograph
Flame-throwing conservative Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) was not a big fan of President Barack Obama's appearance before the House Republican caucus retreat on Friday.
The North Carolina Republican categorized it as "another lecture" from Obama. She suggested that "independent fact checkers" were needed to confirm the veracity of "his comments." She insisted, against some countervailing evidence, that her Republican colleagues "asked great questions."
But she also seemed delighted by the fact that she got the president's autograph. Foxx tweeted that she secured Obama's signature and a White House official confirmed her account.
Separately, The Plum Line's Greg Sargent did an interview on Friday afternoon with Frank Luntz, the well-known GOP pollster who was called out by Obama during the GOP retreat. Luntz conceded that the president had the advantage today, confided that he had a laugh with Obama about the call out shortly after the event ended, and urged Republicans to debate him again.