May 20, 2013

Scandal Trifecta?

Worried? Ah, hell no. I'm from Chicago

With three scandals burning, questions are starting to be asked, past mistakes are looked at again, and the worst is far from over - no matter how hard the White House wants to sweep these things under the rug and move on. Two things that history teaches us here, the most corrosive political scandals are the ones that feed a pre­existing story line, and those that are attempted to be covered up.

The question no one is asking - did he know, and if not, why not? Is it outright corruption or crippling incompetence? I'll wait for my answer.

What's alarming to me right now, is that White House talking points were ditto copies of Nixon talking points on the Sunday talk shows. Any attempts to turn it around - smoke just seemed to blow back in their eyes.

The GOP is fixated on Benghazi since they think there's a way to get Hillary to be knocked out of the Presidential race. I'm guessing they think it's a bonus if they can get any of this to hit Obama. But since they didn't use it well in the election, it's more about Hillary.

The AP story is probably just the beginning of a larger story, and the fact it involves the press corps, I'm not saying they're breaking up over this... but they totally should, like, you know? Maybe, just maybe they'll look into what else Eric Holder's been up to over there. They could do a totally cool retro-journalist thing where they, I don't know, do their jobs and investigate? That'd be awesome.

And the IRS-Tea Party People scandal it's smelling like rotten fish left out in the alley. No one knows who ordered "special treatment", the critics were discredited before they stopped talking, and the spin control folks said it was "impossible to detect." Really. That last one sounds more designed than controlled.

It's going to be a long, hot, stinky summer in Washington. And it's not even the end of May yet.

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