Obama has trotted out the “let’s have this debate” defense for a couple of scandals now. He and his team are very eager to discuss this important issue, he says. The one he’s been keeping secret. Obama has always been very adept at positioning himself as the most reasonable man in the room and always above the fray, above the “people on both sides of the issue” who disagree with him and are unreasonable. When he spoke last week about the Prism revelations, he said this news was “a sign of maturity because probably five years ago, six years ago we might not have been having this debate.” Five, six years ago when the dastardly George Bush was president. Hell, maybe even last week when Obama himself was in office.