Well, and shame on me for allowing myself to be even a tiny bit surprised!
Sean Hannity led into his interview with Bob Woodward tonight by quoting only in part from the email where Gene Sperling says Woodward will regret saying Obama moved the goalposts on the sequester by asking for revenues. Sean ended his quote with the “regret” part and completely ignored the lengthy and wonky factual explanation of why Woodward would regret it (which I quoted in a post earlier today). That explanation shows that Sperling meant Woodward would be embarrassed by his position, not that the White House would come after him.
As Woodward has become more and more anti-Obama, Sean has had him on his show more often. I think he let his liking for Woodward override the best way to handle this situation, which is to let it die ASAP. Sean isn’t helping the conservative cause here. He should have followed the lead of fellow conservatives who quickly backed away from the story today when the emails were released.
We have so many real problems, foreign and domestic, and I hate it when either side goes off on these dumb tangents.
Jeffrey Goldberg over at The Atlantic has a funny reminiscence about Sperling. Goldberg says that when he was editor of the University of Pennsylvania newspaper many moons ago, Sperling wrote great columns for him, but they were always too long. One time Sperling told Goldberg that he would “rue the day” he made him cut a particular column. So the “regret” comment seems very much Sperling being Sperling.
Yes, you make a good case. I like Sean, but his show was better when Alan Combs was on it, even though I didn’t like Combs. However, he balanced out Sean. He wouldn’t have let Sean go so far afield on this one.
RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
Two days to cannibalize Bob “All the Presidents Men” Woodward – or has that book also been sent down the memory hole?
What liberal ideals won’t the progressives immediately discard in favor of their religion?
And who will the IM’s target next?