Harder than impossible?

From Monday’s NYT:

A leading Republican predicted Sunday that President Obama’s appointment of 15 officials while sidestepping Senate confirmation would make it more difficult to get bipartisan support for future legislation.

Ummm … a probability of zero can’t get smaller.

What’s astonishing is how easy it is to bamboozle reporters. Characterizing the Republican bloc vote against affordable health care as “the Obama administration’s decision to pass health care without a single Republican vote” really doesn’t pass the giggle test.but Joseph Berger of the Times reported it as if it made sense, without even doing the usual “but Democrats say” balancing act.