Barack Obama's Diary: How I stiffened the nation's spine

My closest aides were unanimous in pleading with me to  address the Nation in the wake of the San Bernadino attack. "Fine," I said, "but what countermeasures am I going to announce?"
"Oh just fudge it , Barry... stay the course...that sort of thing," advised Valerie Jarrett  who is who is a master of the art of  saying nothing while sounding profound. Remember all those red-lines I warned  Syria not to cross? That was Jarrett's genius in action...it  bought me a month of respite while keeping  the media off my back.