They couldn't have botched this any worse if they had tried. They should have met with members of Congress three or four weeks ago and said: 'This is a good deal. We've vetted the security on this, and we absolutely should move forward,' and should have gotten them all on their side before it became this huge deal.
She was training with the possibility of competing at Level 3 in 2005. I'd say her progression is pretty good, especially with the results she's gotten. In USA Gymnastics you can't even (compete) at Level 4 until age 6. She's got a lot of physical talent. She's strong and springy. That's half the battle right there.