President Obama is quite touchy about being referred to as a "socialist."
After appearing dismissive of a New York Times reporter's question about whether he was a socialist, he took the unusual step of placing a post-interview call to the Old Gray Lady to clarify his remarks, the Washington Times reports.
"It was hard for me to believe that you were entirely serious about that socialist question," said the new Oval Office inhabitant who remarked during the campaign that "when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
Hey, if it quacks like a duck, flies like a duck and walks like a duck it's probably a socialist. Right?
When the NY Times is asking the question, what does that tell you?