Washington, May 1 (ANI): US President Barack Obama, it seems, has perfected the art of allowing only 13 questions during his presidential press conferences, so much so that it literally boils down to being a science.
According to the Christian Science Monitor, he makes teleprompter-assisted opening remarks and then calls on exactly 13 reporters to ask questions.
Some sneak in more than one question, but somehow after the 13th member of the Fourth Estate has had his or her moment in the spotlight, the hour is up.
This has been the pattern at the three press conferences Obama has held to date, most recently Wednesday night, which capped off his 100th day in office.
Maybe it's the rhythm to the way Obama responds that adds up to 13 questions in the allotted time. He never answers (or dismisses) a question briskly, the way President Bush did at times.
With Obama, there's always a windup, several minutes of professorial discourse, then maybe an answer, or maybe not. (ANI)