Republican Congresswoman Hangs Up On Obama. Twice.
Florida’s Ileana Ros-Lehtinen received a call on her cell phone from a Chicago number and was told that President-Elect Obama wanted to speak with her. When Obama got on the phone to introduce himself, Ros-Lehtinen said, “I’m sorry but I tihnk this is a joke from one of the South Florida radio stations known for these pranks.” Then she hung up.
Next, Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emanuel called and said, “Ileana, I can’t believe you hung up on the President-Elect. She hung up again. It took Congressman Howard Berman of California to convince her that Obama was trying to reach her.
The third time worked. She told Obama, “You are either very gracious to reach out in such a bipartisan manner or had run out of folks to call if you are truly calling me and Saturday Night Live could use a good Obama impersonator like you.”
Wonder if she can now develop as warm a relationship with the new president as she had with the old one.
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