The dedication of the Cesar Chavez National Monument came not through legislative action but executive authority under the Antiquities Act. Though White House officials said it was a process long in the making, the formal dedication came as Obama’s campaign shifts toward a more intensive get-out-the-vote phase of its operation, one that includes a major focus on the Latino vote and will be augmented by labor muscle.
In my school years VW Beetles were the transportation of choice for lowly, under-resourced college students. Not known for their horse power, a favorite rear bumper sticker of the time was something to the effect: "Don't blame me, I'm pedaling as fast as I can!"
I think I'd like to attach a variation of that classic bumper sticker to the tail of Air Force One: "Don't blame me, I'm pandering as fast as I can!"