Never Again

A US Secret Service agent checks that the door of the Oval Office is unlocked before the arrival of President Barack Obama from a trip to Pennsylvania and New York at the White House in Washington on April 6, 2011. Obama held dramatic late-night talks but failed to break a budget impasse with Republicans, though he said the two sides were creeping towards a deal to avert a government shutdown. Obama met Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid, seeking to defuse a hugely significant showdown before a midnight Friday deadline for federal funding to run dry. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/2011 AFP

A Secret Service agent checked to make sure that the door to the Oval Office was unlocked last night before President Obama returned from an event with Al Sharpton in New York. As George W. Bush was fond of saying, "Fool me once, shame on ... shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."