By now, Barack Obama’s already realizing what a mess he made of his big prime-time presser by allowing Lynn Sweet to draw him out on the arrest of Henry Gates in Cambridge. He wanted America talking about health-care reform after pre-empting their favorite programs, although his presser was so lackluster that the big story otherwise would have been his flop, both critically and in ratings. Ironically, had he heeded his own advice from March, he might have avoided all the trouble:
Remember, Mr. President: if you have to start off a sentence with “I wasn’t there and I don’t have all the facts,” the only correct conclusion to it is “so I have nothing to say about it at the moment.”
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