From a reliable source:
- The president really is a compassionate guy.
- Whatever explains the unwillingness of the White House press corps (Dana Millbank excepted) to call a spade a spade, it’s not a failure to recognize that the spade is, in fact, a spade. Seek out structural explanations.
In addition I heard something that, if true, could shake the tectonic plates beneath the capital in which I work, though I doubt that it’s true and I’m damn sure we’re not going to find out.