Can Richard Haass really play Santa?
Between now and Christmas he's expected to come up with the goods to keep everyone happy.
All over the land they are waiting for him to deliver what's on their wish lists. Their often, very different wish lists. They have asked for all sorts of things. Some down-to-earth and reasonable, and some frankly unachievable.
But it's his job to deliver by Christmas and some people, genuinely, do still appear to believe they will awake on the day to find he's gone and done it.
Never mind Santa, what sort of seasonal superman, do we imagine, is Richard Haass?