On Sunday, the NY Time reported that Rahm Emanuel, Obama's chief of staff, was going to be attending JP Morgan Chase's board meeting.
Today, he's changed his mind.
In a world where appearances mean so very much, having a key Obama operative hanging out with Jamie Dimon and the others who've profited so very nicely from the collapse of the economy might send a wrong signal.
I'm left wondering what Rahm was going to be doing at the meeting. Perhaps asking for a refund? Suggesting that Chase share its profits with the middle class that's been royally screwed by the crisis? Or cementing the feel-good relationship between Washington and Wall Street?
We'll never know for sure.