From the imagination of conservative radio talk show host Sean Hannity, a wonderful suggestion of an ethical gesture missed: President Obama should have paid a visit to arch-critic and conservative icon Rush Limbaugh while Limbaugh was recovering from chest pains at a Hawaiian hospital.
Brilliant! A completely presidential act, rife with respect and kindness, bridging the toxic partisan divide, while simultaneously making great political theater and showing Obama as gracious and forgiving.
Naturally, such conduct would never occur to hyper-partisan warriors David Axelrod or Rahm Emmanuel. I would like to think, however, that if the idea had been brought to President Obama, he would have done it.
Please leave me my illusions.