Barack Obama's Diary: Gasp at my intelligence

Dear Diary: There are days when I want to hug myself, I am so damned clever. Today was one such day. Valerie Jarrett  felt that the VA debacle was spreading like a California wildfire. Shinseki would likely have to fall on his sword to protect both me and the Administration from fall-out. "I have an idea, Val. Why don't you find  a senior VA person who's close to retirement and remind them that they have very nice pension and we wouldn't want anything to happen to it now would we?" Valerie came back an hour later and said she had found someone who would be a perfect fit. " Great work, Val,  this Bagel guy sounds perfect."
"Petzel, Barry."It's Petzel." Whatever...but enough about me.