So this is the big news...

President Obama privately told a group of Democratic donors last Friday that Senator Bernie Sanders is nearing the point where his campaign against Hillary Clinton will come to an end, and that the party must soon come together to back her. Mr. Obama acknowledged that Mrs. Clinton is perceived to have weaknesses as a candidate, and that some Democrats did not view her as authentic. But he played down the importance of authenticity, noting that President George W. Bush—whose record he ran aggressively against in 2008—was once praised for his authenticity.... Mr. Obama chose his words carefully, and did not explicitly call on Mr. Sanders to depart the race, according to those in the room. Still, those in attendance said in interviews that they took his comments as a signal to Mr. Sanders that perpetuating his campaign, which is now an uphill climb, could only help the Republicans recapture the White House.

...just as the Stranger Election Control Board prepares to convene. We are meeting today at 3 PM to decide on who we're endorsing in the 2016 Washington State Democratic Caucuses: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, or Kshama Sawant. Have an opinion on who the SECB should endorse? The untouched comments thread on this post is the perfect receptacle for your impassioned, hot, and throbbing input. We promise to read all your comments aloud at start of today's SECB meeting.

Also: I'm thinking Hillary Clinton probably appreciated the George W. Bush comparison about as much as she appreciated this.