After a press conference this morning, assembled to address the crisis in Syria, the status of the federal budget cuts and the continuing Boston bomber investigation, President Obama returned to the podium to answer an encore question about Jason Collins coming out. A fan of both basketball and the gays, the president responded:

For an individual who has excelled at the highest level to go ahead and say "This is who I am. I'm proud of it. I'm still a great competitor. I'm still seven-foot tall and can bang with Shaq. And, uh, you know, deliver a hard foul.

Well said, Mr. President.