Now Obama s off the prompter, when his silver-tongued rhetoric invariably turns to sludge. But he s talking about a dead man here, a guy murdered in public for all the world to see. Furthermore, the deceased s family is standing all around him. And, even for a busy president, it s the work of moments to come up with a sentence that would be respectful, moving, and true. Indeed, for Obama, it s the work of seconds, because he has a taxpayer-funded staff sitting around all day with nothing to do but provide him with that sentence.