NOW THERE'S A BOLD PLAN. It seems almost too obvious to point out, but if the White House press secretary's job is to build favorable coverage for an administration too often seen as opaque and insular, it's probably a bad idea to ban all television cameras from the press room, thereby infuriating reporters and further closing off the administration's public accessibility. Now, to be fair, doing so would certainly fit in with Fred Barnes' second piece of advice to Tony Snow, "be willing to be disliked," but I had no idea Barnes was searching for such self-fulfilling pieces of advice.

--Ezra Klein