“The (plug in random NFL team) play Radio City Rockettes offense. One, two, three, kick.” That’s an old football joke. If you don’t understand the finer points of the game, ask your wife.
And if you don’t get how Washington deals with crises, it’s the same thing. The politicians just punt the ball a short distance away. This way, they keep attention on themselves by never leaving crisis mode. Every game they play ends in overtime.