Because, as Jay Newton-Small atexplains, Obama hasn’t given a press conference in 10 days and the reporters had no other opportunity to ask him.
Earlier, I said, “even if he has to answer questions on both sides of the meal.” You know what? If you refuse to answer before or after the meal, you get questions asked during the meal. Don’t hide behind the waffle.
I think I’ve come around to The Fat Guy’s position on this one.