In the column linked above, George Will makes a case for not giving gifts at Christmas. It is actually an enormous misallocation of resources causing tremendous damage to the economy.
The first is that Obama runs his administration out of the Blackberry in his vest pocket. The second is that everything that he has done in foreign policy has failed. The result is a poignant feeling of univeral failure, with no telephone number to call (except Obama's) to learn what to do next.