Perhaps the Times should count its blessings. As of late, when Obama does speak, as he did on Dec. 7 on Meet the Press, Dec. 28 on 60 Minutes, and Jan. 11 on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, he tends not to say much.
and he goes on to say:
"One reason Obama continues to float above the press is that he hasn't had to decide anything yet besides who will fill his Cabinet and senior-staff positions. Obama is so committed to keeping his options open that he's yet to decide between a Portuguese water dog and a Labradoodle for his daughters."