Now we have the same phenomenon. When it suits him, we have the high-minded President standing for campaign fundraising principle -- and then, when that principle threatens to constrain him, he turns on a "dime" and all the foregoing rhetoric becomes "inoperative."
How emblematic of President Obama's modus operandi in so many areas -- from transparency to bipartisanship and so much, much more.
Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.