has released the full emails between the Obama official (now IDed as Gene Sperling) and Woodward. They give full lie to Woodward's claim of feeling "threatened," as you'll see in Woodward's reply and Sperling calling him "my friend." Vandehei and Allen bring even more shame on themselves as the release reveals that they left out the key "as a friend" lead-in to the alleged "threat."
From the "threatened" Woodward reply to Sperling: "You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up because you are making your points and you believe them. This is all part of a serious discussion. I for one welcome a little heat; there should more given the importance. I also welcome your personal advice. I am listening. I know you lived all this. "
Earlier: Top writers/editors Vandehei and Allen join Bob Woodward in fully blaming Obama for sequester mess. Of course, this after Woodward lets them come to his famous dining room table and pulls out one of his "famous folders." Woodward has become such a tool he takes someone saying "you'll regret this" as a serious "threat" rather than a simple prediction--so he must never fear that he ever gets a fact wrong or has the wrong take on anything.
Dan Froomkin calls it in tweet: "Bob Woodward's Mad Hatter tea party with Allen and Vandehei:...All of them puffed up and delusional."
Woodward also charged that Obama was becoming Nixonian. I guess except for ordering the multiple break-ins, paying hush money, suggesting that a think-tank's office get firebombed, destroying evidence and more.
Derp Throat? Or Deep Threat? Dope Threat? You, too, can play.
Meanwhile, we are waiting for Bob to call a press conference and declare either 1) "I am not a kook" or 2) "You won't have Woodward to kick around anymore" or maybe 3) "Follow the dummy." Or, a la The Godfather, he's petrified that he will wake up tomorrow and find in his bed a horse's...ass.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Bob Woodward and 'Politico' Under Fire
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