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How Choreographed was the President’s Gay Marriage Evolution?

It started Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with VP Joe Biden affirming his support of gay marriage. Then on Monday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan went on “Morning Joe” and said “Yes, I do” when TIME’s Mark Halperin asked if he believes in same-sex marriage. Then it all culminated yesterday as ABC’s Robin Roberts got the exclusive with President Obama affirming his support of gay marriage.

But today on “CBS This Morning,” “Will & Grace” creator Max Mutchnick said Pres. Obama should not have been surprised by Biden opening the can of gay worms, because Biden “was testing the material out of town” two weeks earlier at an fundraiser in Los Angeles.

Mutchnick says Biden spoke at the private function and his remarks were recorded by a White House camera crew. “It says to me that this was all very choreographed,” Mutchnick told CBS. “I mean, look, I’m just a man who experienced this, but Vice President Biden made it very clear that day these were his views and so much so that they wanted to record him.”

“The sum total is the White House should not have been surprised by what he said on ‘Meet the Press,’” said Mutchnick.

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