Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Critical US-Japan Summit

At Friday's White House Briefing, the only one of the week, numerous topics were covered: nationalization of Citi and Bank of America, the stimulus package, nuclear weapons in Iran, and even a question on whether the President's limo will carry Washington DCs "Taxation without representation" tags. The week ahead covered all the big events next week: the National Governor's Association Dinner, the fiscal responsibility summit, the president's speech before Congress, the new budget.

But when all was said and done, not a word was said about Prime Minister Aso's visit next Tuesday. More details are to come, later.

I can already see that this is going to be anything but a banner event. I wonder if the cameras will even bother to set up at the stake out location. It seems a lot like the last visit by a Japanese prime minister. Ho hum and forgetable.