Our friend Tom Glennon writes:
On the East coast, they give their snowstorms cute names, like Nemo. Here in the Midwest, we give them names like "Friday's forecast".
And there's this, from Keith Koffler at WHD:
.... A few days ago, following Obama at the podium, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney found that Obama had left his glass of water at the podium. Instead of having it removed, he left it, mentioning something about its potentially empowering effects.
I know he was joking. But it’s not a joke any of the Clinton or Bush press secretaries would have made. Because it just wasn’t the culture in those White Houses to be quite so impressed with the boss.
No mention of whether the glass was half full or half empty.