Even when the President tries to be nice, the press corps still looks for other motives…
Q Why is he going back tomorrow, on New Year’s Day? Is there a reason? Does he have some engagements tomorrow back at the White House?
MR. STANZEL: I am not aware of the President’s schedule tomorrow night after we arrive, so I’m not aware of the specific reasoning — other than I’m sure you all want to get back to your families.
Q Is that the reason, to accommodate us?
MR. STANZEL: Maybe so.
Q I doubt it. (Laughter.)
MR. STANZEL: The festive New Year’s spirit, the comity between the press and the administration. (Laughter.)
Q Which “comity”?
MR. STANZEL: The one with the “t.” (Laughter.)
Q It’s a new resolution. (Laughter.)