At the Huffington Post, Sam Stein observes radio silence being requested in a most unlikely place:
Barack Obama’s campaign manager, David Plouffe, is slated to appear at the National Press Club to deliver the keynote speech for the Georgetown University and Politico sponsored event “Transition 2009.” Except, before he even took the stage, things started to unravel.
Plouffe, it seems, asked that his address be kept off-record even though it was being held in the Press Club, according to an official with Georgetown University.
Or as Ann Althouse quipped when Plouffe’s boss requested the same omertàs amongst journalists, “You can’t ask questions in here! This is the press room!”