As I wrote yesterday, the problem isn’t schmoozing with the President. Schmoozing can be good, if you ask for something while you’re there, or get something big right before you attend. The problem is that far too often this White House invites power gays for sweet little nothings, like hurriedly thrown together Stonewall cocktails, that are meant to take the place of something big, like repealing DADT and DOMA, or passing ENDA. It just looks bad when an HRC board member is partying at the White House the day after we lose marriage in Maine, and when we lose partly because the President didn’t want to help us. It would be less bad, and actually a good, if she ripped the President a new one during her visit. Did she?