“Progressive” bloggers met yesterday at the White House with the “chief economist to Vice President Joe Biden” (who knew there was such a thing? why do we have such a thing?) who told them what Oba-messages to put on their Obamalogs:

The basic thrust of the event was to present a case for the efficacy of the Recovery Act as a part of the broader effort to convince the American people that the administration’s efforts to restore the economy have been successful.

The best part of it is that thanks to the miracle of photography, we get to see their serious-looking faces at the moment they realized that they were not going to get to meet with the “chief economist to President Barack Obama.” We also get to see how they look all “cleaned up.”

It’s like the moment when Toto pulled back the curtain and Dorothy saw that the Wizard of Oz wasn’t as powerful as he seemed. Except that the bloggers are the Wizard, and we are Dorothy.

Update: For some reason, they all are bragging about it, AmericaBlog, Eschaton, Tapped, Matt Yglesias, Matt Yglesias, and Oliver Willis.

And, from the looks of it and the list, it appears they all were male except for one. Not very inclusive and diverse.

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