The White House transcript of spokesman Bill Burton's talk with reporters this morning has been released, and he seems to smooth over any differences between their take on the Pittsburgh trip and Sestak's, perhaps in response to the WSJ story we posted earlier. (The "confusion" Burton talks about seems to be related to Laura Meckler's story in the Journal.)
From the transcript:
Q Was an invitation extended to Congressman Sestak on this trip, and is he here?
MR. BURTON: I had a conversation with Laura about this earlier -- there was a little confusion. He was invited to a political meeting before the speech with some other community leaders from around the state and was certainly welcome to stay for the speech if he was so inclined.
Q He’s not on the plane?
MR. BURTON: He’s not. Apparently he has a previous engagement.
Q So he’s not coming to any part of the event today?
Q Are you making a distinction between invited to the political meeting and invited to the speech? I mean, if there’s a meeting at the location of the speech --
MR. BURTON: Yes, I was just trying to help you square the circle on why there might have been a disconnect on that.