The White House said security will be of the utmost concern when vetting Syrian refugees for resttlement in the US.
But is that enough?
Conservative politicians and media pundits seize on President Obama's comments about the media's fixation on reporting chaos and dysfunction.
Even the White House is getting in on the fun of saying, or at least alluding to, balls.
With a terrible notion of transparency, this is indeed the most transparent presidency in history. But banal data covers up the real issues.