Further evidence one should not place their hope in the political class, no matter what they’d like you to believe:

“Dear Mr. Tobitsch,

Thank you for inviting President Obama to dine at Franktuary.

President Obama values each and every invitation he receives. However, the constraints of his schedule and the volume of requests are such that the majority must be declined. It is with sincere regret that the President will be unable to visit Franktuary.

Thank you for your interest in welcoming the President to Pittsburgh, and we appreciate your understanding.


The White House Office of Appointments and Scheduling”