No gubernatorial greeting for Obama

Gov. Bill Haslam had planned to welcome President Obama at the airport for his visit to Nashville today, but it turns out that he won’t.

David Smith, spokesman for the governor, says in an email that the president’s arrival was pushed back later than planned originally. So Haslam will not greet the president and instead will head onward to a meet at an undisclosed out-of-state location with an undisclosed company that is considering an investment in Tennessee. The White House was duly advised of this, Smith says.

A day earlier, Haslam said he would miss Obama’s event at McGavock High School because of the out-of-state meeting. (Note: See Andrea Zelinski’s Wednesday report HERE.)