Feinstein: Obama Marriage Announcement Not Political

Sen. Dianne Feinstein makes the argument that Obama's flip flop on gay marriage isn't a flip flop, as there's no political advantage for him. Which is, of course, ridiculous - the president doesn't do anything that his handlers haven't designed with his political advantage the primary, if not the only, motivation.

There's no political calculous in this... because it's not smart... if he's going to do it from a political point of view it doesn't make any sense.

The White House says the president was planning on making the announcement sometime before the convention (poitical) - news they've known for some time (held back for political reasons), but Joe Biden put it on the table last Sunday so they were forced to do it sooner (political).