The article keeps insinuating that this will be some kind of political problem for the Kerry campaign, and maybe it will be (I’m unconvinced), but this is what policymaking looks like when it’s done by people who are genuinely motivated by a desire to use political power to accomplish something useful. The politics and the opportunism aren’t absent — you need to get power to wield it. But someone’s eye is always watching the ball. There’s a purpose here and, dare I say it, some hope.