From this morning’s Meet The Press:
MR. BOB WOODWARD (Associate Editor, The Washington Post): Well, first of all, I mean, the– the people are making comparisons to Watergate. This is not Watergate, but there are some people in the administration who have acted as if they want to be Nixonian, and that’s a very big problem. I think…
GREGORY: Who and how?
MR. WOODWARD: Pardon? Well, I think on the whole Benghazi thing. You look at those talking points and, I mean, the initial draft by the CIA very explicitly said we know that activists who have ties to al Qaeda who’re involved in the attack. And then you see what comes out a couple of days later and there is no reference to this. This is a business where you have to tell the– the truth and that did not happen here.
GREGORY: You know, on this point– can I just say on this point, Bob, I think it is interesting that we take a look at how bureaucracies operate. Do they take cues from the president? Again, I bring up this Abu Ghraib example because that was really hammered home, that Abu Ghraib happened because there was a broader context in the administration. Do you think that’s a fair criticism here?
MR. WOODWARD: Well, I– I think you have to kind of step back and say what’s the theory of governing here.
MR. WOODWARD: And the theory is, it seems, oh, there are investigations of the IRS so we can’t interfere. There is this leak investigation of the AP, so we can’t get involved. Oh, there is an investigation of Benghazi, so we’re not responsible. The President and the executive branch need to govern on a daily basis and you can’t purchase immunity from governing.
It’s been 40 years since the last time Bob Woodward bagged a POTUS. Remember a few weeks ago when the White House unleashed the Vile Progs on Woodward for telling the truth about where the Sequester originated? I’m guessing they are regretting it now.
The White House
designated liars spinmeisters are making a great argument for the appointment of a special prosecutor. If the Obama administration can’t simultaneously govern and investigate itself, let someone else handle the investigations.
This is truly the “Know Nothing” administration. Ignorance is a feature, not a bug for these guys. Policy decisions aren’t made, they magically appear out of nowhere. The low-level employees are running everything and the bosses only know what they read in the papers.
Maybe that’s why Katie Couric asked Sarah Palin what papers she reads. She knows how things work in Washington these days.