But I may be reading too much into all this. McConnell follows up his dismissive pat-on-the-head with a telling bit of confusion:
So maybe the president is going to take a more centrist direction and if he does we may be able to do some business.Say wha--? By "business" earlier, I assumed he was talking about the fact that Daley had lately indulged himself with the scooping-up of millions from the trough of Jamie Dimon at JP Morgan Chase. By "business" here, he seems to be talking about the kind of push and shove that occurs just outside the doors of the Senate chamber. And the difference is--oh. Right. Forget it.