by contributor Brendan Kownacki
The mercury in the thermometer was not the only thing bursting through the roof on Thursday night as members of the media and Washington insiders gathered to toast Politico’s “50 Politicos to Watch.” Tension was plenty high as well with the looming negotiations of the passage of a bill to raise the debt ceiling reaching another impasse.
In a room of such well defined political high rollers, it seemed irresponsible not to have at least a few weigh in.
ABC News’ Ann Compton, dubbed by Politico to be one of the deans of the White House press corps, said “things have changed immeasurably,” when referring to the rising amount of disputes we’re seeing between the President and the split Congress. This is the seventh president that Compton has covered so she has seen it all when it comes to policy disputes, but even with negotiations still locked and the end decision unsure, she says this is “standard operating procedure.”
|Fred and Jerri Thompson|
As the debate rages on, it’s anyone’s guess how this one will play out…