I would not normally miss an opportunity to (figuratively) put the knife to Obama, but I think too much is being made of "not optimal." He was repeating the term used by what's-his-face. Admittedly, it would have been expected that he would say that it was "not optimal, indeed it was (choose a term)." The attempt to make something out of "binders" is totally silly. This is, after all, called the "silly season."