On the White House Blog, spokesman Dan Pfeiffer wrote this:
"At a time of great consequence for this country – when we should be debating how we win the future, reduce our deficit, deal with high gas prices, and bring stability to the Middle East, Washington, DC, was once again distracted by a fake issue."
Noticeably missing: any reference to the 25 million unemployed or underemployed Americans, which should be the administration's top priority.
My suspicion is that neither President Obama nor Mr. Pfeiffer are personally acquainted with any unemployed persons facing the financial ruin and personal devastation that unemployment and lack of income bring to ordinary people. If they were, perhaps they would not be so cavalier in relegating unemployment to the not-worth-mentioning category.