SO........Which One is It?

Philip writes:

"Another source in the party told us this weekend : "Layne makes people mad. He makes radical decisions and he has trouble with the local defense bar. I just do not think he has the muster or could get the votes. It is just not Layne's way right now."
Yet, in responding to one of his 'readers' (I know....I know.....), he says:
"I have been out of town for about a week ..."