Obama Apologizes to His Enemies, Again
I take it as a given you know about the faux wingnut outrage-that-will-end-life-as-we-know-it about the two busts of Winston Churchill that were or were not removed from the White House (I kid you not).
Please do the Google if you don’t.
Meanwhile, here’s the latest: The White House is taking it seriously and — smack hand to forehead — responding, and beyond that, APOLOGIZING. Again, this is about minutia dredged up by the right to try to make Obama look like a hater but, don’t tell anyone, at its heart it’s all about taking the heat off of Mitt Romney’s disaster-a-minute “foreign relations” trip to Europe.
This afternoon the White House got on its hands and knees and Dan Pfieffer, the Assistant to the President and the White House Communications Director, groveled to one of the loudest voices trumpeting the supposed “controversy,” Charles Krauthammer, thus giving Krauthammer legitimacy and codifying the insanity as a bona fide issue.
I take your criticism seriously and you are correct that you are owed an apology. There was clearly an internal confusion about the two busts and there was no intention to deceive. I clearly overshot the runway in my post. The point I was trying to make – under the belief that the Bust in the residence was the one previously in the Oval Office– was that this oft repeated talking point about the bust being a symbol of President Obama’s failure to appreciate the special relationship is false. The bust that was returned was returned as a matter of course with all the other artwork that had been loaned to President Bush for display in his Oval Office and not something that President Obama or his Administration chose to do. I still think this is an important point and one I wish I had communicated better.
A better understanding of the facts on my part and a couple of deep breaths at the outset would have prevented this situation. Having said all that, barring a miracle comeback from the Phillies I would like to see the Nats win a world series even if it comes after my apology
Are you kidding me!?
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