Jake Tapper: The House is passing something that many observers feel would never pass the Senate, and the president has said he would veto. The Senate is passing… The McConnell/Reid plan, it’s not clear that that could pass the House. The Gang of Seven plan, it’s not clear that that could pass the House. Would this not be an opportune time for a president to lead and say this, this specific–
Jay Carney: Leadership is not proposing a plan for the sake of having it voted up or down, and likely voted down.
That’s right: Leadership is not about leading. I didn’t think it was possible to love a White House Press Secretary more than I loved Robert Gibbs, but this guy is great. He really will just say any old thing. I hope he never ever goes away.
Norah O’Donnell has nice qualifications.
In other news: Dissatisfaction with Washington hits 19-year high. Wonder why?