"So meaningless are the daily disgorgements from the White House that Schieffer says he's contemplated sending an intern there to take notes and sending the reporters to Capitol Hill." -- Wow, Bob Schieffer himself agrees that the White House beat has lost its cachet. Gee, I guess when there's nothing but marshmallow fluff on the force-fed menu, you're unlikely to find a thick juicy steak of a story. Note the pathetic justifications of David Gregory, former White House go-to-guy who now subs on the Today Show, with its "interesting mix of hard news and lighter fare." Right.