The Meaning of “Is”

THE MEANING OF “IS”….Rick Santorum said he was going to end his Tuesday morning “K Street Project” meetings with lobbyists, but apparently he, um, lied:

Santorum, whose ties to Washington lobbyists have been criticized by his Democratic challenger, suspended his biweekly encounters on Jan. 30.

….But in the month since his announcement, Santorum has held two meetings attended by the same core group of lobbyists…convened at the same time as the previous meetings….Instead of being held in the Capitol, however, the recent meetings were conducted nearby. The first was held about three blocks away, at the headquarters of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and the second was held around the corner from that building, at the Heritage Foundation.

As near as I can tell, Santorum’s explanation is that it’s the same people, at the same time, on the same day, but it’s still a different meeting from the one he used to have. Or something.