From somewhere deep within the NYT front-page article "Inside the Race to Rescue a Health Care Site, and Obama," by Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Michael D. Shear. Even further down, this tickled me:
Senator Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana, a conservative Democrat who faces a tough re-election campaign in 2014, was one of the first to sense the danger....Don't you love the heightened sensory awareness that comes from facing reelection?
On Nov. 6, Ms. Landrieu and the other “2014ers” marched to the White House...Marched!
....where they spent two hours in the Roosevelt Room upbraiding the president and his advisers.Upbraided!
Aides to Mr. Obama say the meeting was called, in part, to give Democrats a chance to publicly criticize the president — a message that Vice President Biden delivered to Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the Democratic whip, in a separate meeting with several freshman Democrats.It's the theater of blaming... those who don't face a 2014 election.
“Just attack us,” Mr. Biden said, according to one person present. “Blame us.”
Meanwhile, there's there's the "war room" for fixing the website, that's located "next to a shopping mall, close enough for frequent food runs to Chick-fil-A or Five Guys Burgers and Fries." So it's okay to like Chick-fil-A again?
In the White House, aides to Mr. Obama know that Republican attacks will keep coming.... Mr. Obama, meanwhile, is trying to turn the page...
At a closed-door fund-raiser Tuesday night at the Beverly Hills home of the basketball star Magic Johnson, Mr. Obama made only scant reference to the law that he has long hoped will define his presidency....When someone says he's sure he'll make sure and make sure I'm sure he's not so sure.
“I’m absolutely sure we’re going to make sure this country provides affordable health care for every single American,” Mr. Obama told the donors. “And if I have to fight for another three years to make sure that happens, I will do so.”