While conservative columnists were invited to the Bush White House, the Obama team has sat down with writers from across the ideological spectrum, among them syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, The Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Seib, The National Journal’s Ron Brownstein, The Times’ Frank Rich and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

“The president thinks it’s important to let folks know what’s happening in his administration,” said deputy press secretary Bill Burton. “These meetings offer an opportunity to do that.”

Burton said to expect more such meetings in the future, including a presidential sit-down with prominent bloggers.

Check the last line of this quoted block. Any chance your favorite vigilante pundit could get a sit-down with the president? I’d certainly have some questions!

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