When Grope-gate kicked off last Friday night with the publication of this picture of Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau on the Washington Post's website, I waited in breathless anticipation for the outrage. By the time I woke up post-auto-asphyxia, almost no one had gotten outraged! I wondered, was Phillippe Reines that good a flack that a single joke from him could quell the calls to fire Favreau? Were all the P.U.M.A.s still nursing election hangovers or institutionalized? Had everyone else really missed it? But, it actually turns out that patience is just not a virtue I possess and other people's outrage — like Dee Dee Myers' and some of the Salon's Broadsheet bloggers — just takes longer to simmer.