Obama’s definition of "local" depends on something other than geography

The administration position on the Oregon occupation:

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Monday said President Obama is aware of the occupation at the refuge, but avoided speaking at length about it, calling it “a local law enforcement matter.”

So was Trayvon Martin’s death, but apparently no one who looks like he could be Obama’s son lives in the Harney Basin.

So was Professor Henry Gates’ arrest, but no “beer summit” for the Hammonds.