Today at the National Prayer Breakfast President Obama noted the limited duration of good feelings at that event.
"I do worry that as soon as we leave the prayer breakfast everything we talked about ... will be forgotten," he said as the audience chuckled. "I go back to the Oval Office and I started watching the cable news networks, and it's like we didn't pray."Of course, Congress is help in low opinion by people of all parties these days. Years ago, when the Senate chaplain was asked how he could pray for disreputable lawmakers, he replied: "I don't pray for them. I stand at the front of the chamber, look at the many Senators, and pray for the country."