It's amazing to observe the Obama administration ignore the first rule of holes with its nonsensical attempt to somehow make true President Obama's claim that a Supreme Court overturn of his health care law would represent "an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."
The latest spin from the White House is pure comedy gold (even without the Boortz delivery):
MR. CARNEY: What I accept and what I think I acknowledged yesterday --The President was speaking in shorthand! Because he is a law professor!
Q This is a former --
MR. CARNEY: -- is that in speaking on Monday, the President was not clearly understood by some people. Because he is a law professor, he spoke in shorthand.
The thing that really makes this statement from Carney so very delicious comes from the context. The reporter brought up Laurence Tribe, a Harvard law professor (a real law professor) who says that Obama "clearly misspoke."
So ... shouldn't the fact that Tribe is a law professor mean that he would understand the shorthand of law professors?
I suppose it's just too late now for the White House to simply admit that the Mr. Obama misspoke.