February 5, 2009 | By Barbara Bird and Andrew C. Schneider
A Book Event happened on the way to the White House.
Rep. Barbara Lee, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, was called to the White House by President Obama for a meeting shortly before her scheduled C;ub appearance on Wednesday to discuss her new book, “Renegade for Peace and Justice: Congresswoman Barbara Lee Speaks for Me”. In a gracious gesture, she said she would be a little late to the meeting in order to keep her Press Club commitment.
Veteran White House Correspondent Helen Thomas introduced her longtime friend with the explanation, “Courage is her second name.”