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Well, this is awkward

Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott will sue Barack Obama this week, then meet him at the White House on Friday

Sometimes, the problem with joking that your job amounts to going to the office, suing Barack Obama, and heading home again, is that you get elected to a bigger job — say, Texas governor-elect — that requires you to meet with said president.

Greg Abbott, Texas' current attorney general, says he will sue the Obama administration for a 31st time this week over the president's executive actions shielding some 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, the Austin-American Statesman reports.

So Friday's visit to the White House, which Obama offered to several new governors, including Abbott, may be a little awkward. Abbott and his cohort will be talking with the president about "how we can build on our growing economy by creating more jobs and ensuring that every American who works hard has an opportunity to succeed," a White House spokesman said.

Let the passive-aggressive, "no, you go first," lines begin.