But what Mutchnick heard and saw two weeks earlier in Los Angeles, particularly with someone from the White House recording Biden's Hollywood encounter at the "private function," led him to believe the statements by Biden and Obama were "very choreographed." Mutchnick uses the perfectly apt show biz metaphor of an out of town tryout for what the administration did with Biden in Los Angeles where he said "verbatim" what he later said on "Meet the Press."
What Mutchnick says is important, because, at the very least, it makes you question Obama presenting his support for same-sex marriage as a moment of pure conscience. It also makes you question the White House account of Biden "apologizing" to Obama for his "Meet the Press" remarks. And what about the tape of the Los Angeles tryout? Was that used for focus groups on to see how the public -- or, perhaps, fund raising audiences -- might respond to the president supporting same-sex marriage?