February 25th, 2011
01:41 PM ET
President Obama and Vice President Biden today met with Democratic Governors "to discuss the ways Washington and the states can work together to grow the economy and create jobs."
The White House made the event "closed press," but some of the governors, including Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley stopped by the stakeout location to talk to reporters.
"We just emerged from a very productive meeting," he said, adding they had a conversation about their local business communites.
North Carolina Gov. Bev Purdue added, "We talked about capital access, we talked about infrastructure, we talked about rules and regulations – all the things that are real to working Americans across this state and country. And then we focused on what the great job creator is in long term, and you all know that's education."
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said the meeting focused on jobs, and stressed that investment in infrastructure was crucial.
What they didn't talk about? Wisconsin. When asked if they discussed the stand-off in the midwest, O'Malley responded, "No, not really."
He reiterated that the focus was jobs. "We didn't talk about whatever it is they're doing in Wisconsin today."