Why does the Obama administration continue to send out on the Sunday shows second-tier spinmeisters and those so far removed from the action that they can’t comment from their own personal knowledge? Policy makers and those whose hands are on the levers of power never seem to be available, so we get the same-old-same-old canned spin from unctuous prigs like boy-man Dan Pfeiffer (pictured right), who was verbally dissected and made to eat his own words by CBS’ Bob Schieffer on yesterday’s “Face the Nation.” Ever respectful, but still insulting, Schieffer schooled Pfeiffer on how he was reading from a script written during the Nixon era:
“You know, I don’t want to compare this in any way to Watergate. I do not think this is Watergate by any stretch. But you weren’t born then I would guess, but I have to tell you that is exactly the approach that the Nixon administration took. They said, ‘These are all second-rate things. We don’t have time for this. We have to devote our time to the people’s business.’ You’re taking exactly the same line they did.”
Schieffer called B.S. on the White House sending ignorant-of-the-facts UN Ambassador Susan Rice on the Sunday shows after Benghazi to spin a yarn those who sent her KNEW was a lie:
“But what I’m saying to you is that was just PR. That was just a PR plan to send out somebody who didn’t know anything about what had happened. Why did you do that? Why didn’t the Secretary of State come and tell us what they knew and if he knew nothing say, ‘We don’t know yet?’ Why didn’t the White House Chief of Staff come out? I mean I would, and I mean this as no disrespect to you, why are you here today? Why isn’t the White House Chief of Staff here to tell us what happened?”
Here’s the entire segment:
The compendium of Obama miscues may not yet be at a Watergate-level, but if the administration continues to be represented by liars and morons whose words insult the intelligence of the American people, it could easily end up there. And that will be something Obama built.