First thing our eyes alight on this a.m., this headline in the NYTimes: "Obama Trying to Turn Around His Presidency."
Good idea, me thinks.
But, then, this, in the second graph: "...he may scale back."
I'm about to sweep everything on my desk into a swirling mass on my office floor, and then turn to breaking crockery, but I'd like first to ask a simple question: How does one "scale back" from zero?
He's going to turn around his presidency by turning tail and running?
Hell, maybe he'll even give a speech.