From this afternoon’s sitdown with Anderson Cooper, one of five interviews scheduled to talk about the stimulus that ended up getting sidetracked by Daschlepalooza. That’s a mistake on top of a mistake: They should have dumped him and Killefer last week, let the media go nuts over the weekend, then gotten back on message today.

Quoth The One: “I don’t want to send a message to the American people that there are two sets of standards, one for powerful people and one for ordinary folks who are working every day and paying their taxes.” Hello?