Only in Washington can an acronym be perceived as an insult.
For this reason apparently, the White House yesterday announced
that the artists once known as the National Security Council (NSC) staff but rechristened
in 2009 by President Barack Obama as
the National Security Staff (NSS) would henceforth be referred to again as the
National Security Council (NSC) staff. Apparently, in the eyes of NSC staffers,
the NSS lacked the cache of the direct and clear association to the National
Security Council itself. So, in a gesture of sensitivity to their needs,
National Security Advisor Susan Rice (NSASR) prevailed on the president to
change the name back. Mission accomplished.