Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ignorance is the Best Operative Defense

When Lady M addressed the graduating class at Nashville’s Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet High School last week she reminded them that failure was a part of life – no matter who you are:

“And then there’s this guy Barack Obama ... he lost his first race for Congress, and now he gets to call himself my husband.”

mo mlk jr magnet schoolLucky him

“I could take up a whole afternoon talking about his failures.”

Well, now it looks like Congress is considering calling her up to testify on the Hill, as they can’t seem to locate another soul who’s willing to talk about any of BHO’s failures to date, let alone all of them.

Meanwhile Val Jar is circling the wagons in the West Wing to fend off any more unfounded attacks by the Republicans on this President who knows nothing until he reads it in their tabloids.  (Note from yesterday: there won’t be any official “scandals” until our lapdogs say so. Until then they will continue to report only about “mistakes that were made” by underlings and any other “bumps in the road” that happen to come up.)

I can save Congress’ time though; I assure you that Lady M, like everyone else around here, will take the Fifth. Besides, if they want real info, they’re going to have to talk to Val, she’s the only one who really knows what’s going on around here. And she intends to keep it that way. Ignorance being the best defense and all.

nixon-obama menage-a-trois-watermark copyFrom What Didn’t He Know, and When Didn’t He Know it?”

Butt yikes! That revelation about the Justice Department treated the newsgathering activities of James Rosen at Fox News as an unindicted co-conspirator in a potential crime probe has even our loyal lapdogs chasing their own tails (tales?).

They really have no one but themselves to blame for this, even if they hadn’t been born yet when Watergate took place. I know for a fact that Watergate is the one piece of American history they still teach in college to this day. So it should have been “perfectly clear” when Big Guy kept saying “let me make this perfectly clear” that everything to follow would be as opaque as anything that ever came out of Richard Nixon’s administration. And normally the claim from the White House that this was going to be the most transparent administration evah! would have served as an alarm bell that the whitewash was on back order. In any other administration the press might have considered that a challenge of sorts; like Gary Hart’s Monkey Business.

So you can imagine how disconcerting it’s been for BHO and other members of the inner guard to find our own JournOlists, First Amendment watchdogs and government transparency advocates all ganging up on what’s left of Big Guy’s propagandists apologists.

Watch the Head Cheerleader appreciate your questions, for which he has no answers

Poor Jay; he’s a mouthpiece, not a philosopher. So his head spins trying to make sense of  the wisdom of Donald Rumsfeld’s existential truths of life:

There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know.

There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know.

But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don’t know.

The way things are going, he’d probably be better off just sticking with the old Ron Ziegler line of defense:

"This is the operative statement. The others are inoperative."

Boy, if Watergate happened today, Woodward and Bernstein would have been prosecuted for extortion and Katherine Graham would have been fired. Butt then, we wouldn’t get to enjoy the sequel.

wgate-21Two punk reporters and a dog whistle-blowing co-conspirator blow up a presidency: that would make a great movie! Somebody call Spielberg.

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