The mind, it boggles.
Also: The Secret Service was letting a guy using fake credentials and a fake name into close contact with the President. Ergo: Either they were in on a plot to deceive the public, or they're incompetent.
BTW, while I'm making a politics post, I want to point everyone to Bruce Webb's excellent analysis of the annual reports from the Social Security Trustees. Summary: The year they expect the trust fund to be exhausted keeps moving farther away (it moves out faster than one year per year), the amount of a tax hike they expect would fix the problem keeps declining (instead of increasing, as you'd expect if there was a real problem on which we were delaying action), and the levels of productivity growth they've predicted would solve any budget shortfall have been consistently lower than what we've actually experienced.
Now, tell me again about that crisis...