TPM Reader JB has a thought …
Ive been following the Woodward ‘thing’ (which seems the best word for it) and it would appear he forgot one of the enduring lessons of Watergate
Its the coverup, not the crime.
His misreporting on the nature and history of the sequester is one thing. And, aside from being wrong, its almost too much inside baseball even for people like me.
But in taking it a step further and then charging the White House (as if Gene Sperling is the man in charge of the place) with threatening him, he has tried to cover over his mistake with this act of misdirection. One that even his more sympathetic colleagues have a hard time taking seriously and it seems he’s lost the fight on his original point.
Love the irony.
Arch and snarky. But I think he’s basically right.
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