President Bush won't do it.
The White House has rejected calls from House Republicans that it convene a special session of Congress on energy, saying it wouldn’t make a difference.They have a slight point.
“We don't have plans to call Congress into session -- it won't make a difference if Democratic leaders are unwilling to bring up a bill for an up-down vote,” said White House spokesman Tony Fratto. [SNIP]
House aides said that while the president can declare that Congress must sit for an emergency session, he cannot set the agenda – only the leadership of the majority party can do that.But if they don't talk about domestic oil drilling during such a session, why can't the president get on TV and
This White House has never really been any good at mobilizing public opinion, has it?Only for a little while.