Protocol falls to gamesmanship
The White House is calling House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress a breach of protocol, and it is.
But that’s what happens when relationships break down.
President Barack Obama has repeatedly breached separation of powers in using executive orders to bypass Congress.
Boehner is returning the favor with the invitation to Netanyahu, who has had icy relations with Obama.
Given the confrontational tone the president struck in his State of the Union address, expect more of this gamesmanship.