The president speaks ... then kickoff
September 1st, 2011
04:47 PM ET
11 years ago

The president speaks ... then kickoff

Washington (CNN) - The White House is promising President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress will finish up before 8:30 p.m. ET next Thursday, ahead of kickoff time in the NFL season opener between the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers.

"I can assure all you football fans he will be completed by kick-off," Carney said during his Thursday briefing to reporters.


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Woman In California

    Well, for those who care more about NFL players and their million dollar salaries – I say enjoy your game. For those of us who care about OUR FAMILIES and how to get jobs created – I say speak Mr. President speak. Take your pick NFL or JOBS?

    September 1, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  2. jackal & jester

    The man ain't gonna miss his football.

    September 1, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  3. We ALL Know, Mami

    Well, by then we would have heard the hairpiece the night before - what DID they tell him about his hair?!

    September 1, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Beavis Boner and Butthead Cantor ran on 'jobs, jobs, jobs,' but after their long undeserved congressional vacation, they do not seem to be interested in working with the president to create jobs.

    September 1, 2011 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  5. Ed Texas

    Obama needs to get his message out to the people not the GOP controlled congress. The GOP controlled congress isn't serious about creating jobs or working with the President. The Repub/Tea Baggers have an agenda to destroy this country. Their current actions speak loader than words. The GOP/Tea Baggers almost pushed us into a government shutdown, pushed us into a credit downgrade. fought to kill medicare and medicaid, but they sure fought vehemently for those top 1% wealthy people to keep their tax breaks!

    September 1, 2011 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  6. Steve

    Football?? I thought that Jobs was the Issue #1 in this nation. Obama didn't cave was a manufactured chess play to draw each and every Republican out of their caves. He will introduce a BOLD Jobs plan that is assured to offend those Republicans, and it will be on live television. He could have grabbed direct air time from the Oval office people. This is why it is called the "bully pulpit". This speech is the Kickoff.

    September 1, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  7. New Age Independent

    @Ed Texas. So tell me, what is Obama's excuse for the first three years he's been in office? You know, when he had control over both the house and senate? Or does that go against your all too obvious of a extreme liberal agenda?

    September 1, 2011 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  8. Indy

    Its pretty hard to get concerned about teams of multi millionaires playing the first meaningless game of the season when there is a very real economic disaster going on, the millionaires will still play their game and get their paychecks if nobody watches.

    September 1, 2011 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |