Emperor Obama angry that Boehner didn't consult him first.
On her Thursday MSNBC show, host Andrea Mitchell was aghast at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreeing to speak before a joint session of Congress during an upcoming U.S. visit without consulting the Obama administration:
"The White House is furious, furious at Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu and also a little bit angry at Speaker Boehner for inviting Netanyahu to speak before Congress, to a joint meeting of Congress without even consulting the administration – protocol would dictate that."
Mitchell continued: "House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi even called Netanyahu to pass him the message that this is a really bad idea." A soundbite followed of Pelosi fretting over such an invitation: "That it should...be extended two weeks before an election in a country without collaboration of the leaders of Congress and without collaboration with the White House is not appropriate."