Hubris or idiocy?
From Keith Koffler, writing at Politico, comes Obama’s Hubris Problem:
Tuesday morning, a peculiar announcement trickled out of the White House press office: President Barack Obama would be holding a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston bombings. At the White House. By himself. No press or other intruders allowed.
Except the White House photographer.
The only thing missing is something about Obama barking at the photographer for not back-lighting him to his presidential liking.
However, what Koffler attributes to hubris can more easily be attributed to Obama’s blind spot. (Or perhaps, old-fashioned idiocy.)
Still, George W. Bush might have done just the same thing. Only without the photographer. Or the press release.