Today on “Meet the Press” Defense Secretary Robert Gates was asked what the difference was between working with Bush and Obama.

I think, probably, President Obama is more analytical [than President Bush] um, um, and, and, he, he makes sure he hears from anybody in the room on an issue, and if they don’t speak up, he calls on them.

Gates hesitancy is understandable.  Behind the “ums” I was able to mind read for you not having my special powers.  He was thinking, “My Irish Setter is more analytical than Bush.”