That’s Andrew Sullivan’s word for Robert Gibbs’s description of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the “elected leader” of Iran. Ooooookay. Because what we really need from the White House right now is a bunch of empty moralistic grandstanding that will play directly into the hands of the very people we’re trying to keep in line. Pointless interference in the domestic affairs of foreign nations where America is already viewed with hostility due to decades of colonialist meddling? Why, that’s what presidents do best!