The XX Factor

Why Did Obama Invite the Ladies for Dinner?

Josh Gerstein of Politico has the answer:

Oct. 22, 2009: NBC’s Savannah Guthrie asks Obama about all-male basketball games at the White House .

Oct. 25, 2009: New York Times ’ Mark Leibovich makes the Sunday front page with a story about whether the White House “feel[s] like a frat house .”

And now we learn, via the White House Flickr photo feed …

Nov. 5, 2009: Obama hosts/joins a dinner for female White House staffers in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House .

“Yes, ladies, a girls’ rollerderby team is an excellent idea.”