Douglas to meet with Obama next week

Gov. James Douglas will meet with president-elect Barack Obama in Philadelphia next week.

The meeting will be hosted by the National Governor's Association, a bi-partisan group that Douglas, a Republican, is the vice-chairman of. Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania is the chairman.

According to the Associated Press story, the actual meeting will be behind closed doors. But Rendell and Douglas are expected to speak to the press shortly after.

(The AP news break caused quite a stir in the newsroom today by creating the impression that the meeting was happening today – the story continually states that the meeting is Tuesday, but doesn't make it clear that it is Tuesday next week. We, of course, quickly realized that Douglas was not in Philadelphia today because he was in Vermont cutting his new Christmas tree).

-Dan Barlow