The Washington Monthly is hosting an event next week in D.C. The editors sent out this announcement this morning:

The Teflon Presidency of Barack Obama
December 9, 2011, 12:00pm — 1:30pm

Admission is free

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Distinguished Panelists:
Jonathan Alter, Washington Monthly
Faiz Shakir, Vice President and Editor of ThinkProgress, Center for American Progress

Paul Glastris, Editor, Washington Monthly

President Obama has something going for him that few pundits recognize — he’s a Teflon president. Entering the presidential election year, the word “scandal” does not mar his presidency. Yes, there are the “birther” inanities, uproars over “policy czars,” and empty allegations of corruption. But even the Solyndra affair seems to have fizzled without the mainstream press invoking the “s” word on a front page.

This lack of scandal is now drawing attention in Washington. In his new cover story for the Washington Monthly, Jonathan Alter steps back and asks why it is that Obama has turned out to be a Teflon president — and how, in a tight race, that could help his reelection. Please join Alter and Think Progress editor Faiz Shakir for a panel discussion on “The Teflon Presidency of Barack Obama”, sponsored by Washington Monthly and Center for American Progress.

December 9, 2011, 12:00pm — 1:30pm

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
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Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.