The PJ Tatler

Obama speaking on Egypt crisis

Will he endorse the status quo?  Pull for ElBaradei?  Fox just reported that the president spoke with Mubarak by phone for about 30 minutes today.

Update: Obama called on Egypt to turn the internet back on, and on the protesters to be peaceful.  He echoed almost to a word, Mubarak’s call for social, political and economic reform.  That echo hints that we’re not behind the scenes pressuring Mubarak to leave.

Update: Obama called on governments everywhere to “respond to their citizens.”  You first, champ.