As a historic shutdown looms, Obama skipped town today to attend a gala in New York City.
resident Barack Obama, right, shakes hands with filmmaker Spike Lee, left, at the National Action Network’s Keepers of Dream Awards Gala in New York, Wednesday, April 6, 2011. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Obama told the audience at the gala tonight,
“I’m not out of touch… I remember what it was like to pump gas.”
To be fair… He did take three minutes to call Speaker Boehner today about a deal.