If PBS says it’s true -- it must be, right?
Allahpundit is “extremely skeptical” that the White House staff made such a “crucial error” and didn’t realize Ryan would accept the invitation, even though they invited him. And so am I. The way I see it, though, there are at least three possible explanations for what happened. (1) The president never expected Ryan to show up, let alone sit in the front row, and his advisors couldn’t get to him in time before he took the stage. (2) The president did realize Ryan was in attendance, but by the time he found out it was simply too late to change the teleprompter -- and he wasn’t willing to speak extemporaneously. (3) The president knew Ryan came and just didn’t care.
Doorway number three sounds most probable. But feel free to draw your own conclusions and leave them in the comments section below.
(H/T Matt Lewis)