Over at The Weekly Standard, Stephen Hayes has an excellent piece demolishing the media's conventional wisdom that Governor Romney appeared "political" even as President Obama appeared "presidential" in the hours after the attacks on the American embassy in Cairo and the consulate in Benghazi.
For the sake of irony, Hayes includes a comment that Obama made in an interview with CBS on September 12 shortly before flying out for a campaign event: “I think most Americans, Democrats or Republicans, understand that there are times where we set politics aside, and one of those is when we've got a direct threat to American personnel who are overseas.”
What makes the quotation from Obama even more ironic is what the president told the CBS interviewer immediately afterward. Obama accused Romney of not having "his facts right" and added that the Republican nominee "seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later." In other words, right after calling for putting "politics aside," Obama picked them up again.