The latest scandal, that of Angela Merkel discovering that her cell phone was being listened to by NSA, was met by the too familiar by now response from the White House (no one told the POTUS, sorry) and by a pleasantly supportive NSA official:
"Gen. Alexander did not discuss with President Obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving German Chancellor Merkel, nor has he ever discussed alleged operations involving Chancellor Merkel," NSA spokeswoman Vanee' Vines told CNN.Sure thing. I bet if I were to count all the cases where White House most important resident denied any knowledge of any wrongdoing lately, I would quickly run out of fingers and toes.
When one of this POTUS' staunchest supporters produces a scathing satirical piece like that one, even a person that tries to be as bipartisan as possible will reconsider his/her stance, reading words like these:
In a dramatic departure from existing White House procedures, President Obama requested today that his staff start cc’ing him on stuff.There are only two possible explanations for that phenomenon:
“Look, I know a lot of you think I’m really busy and you don’t want to bother me,” the President reportedly told his staff in an Oval Office meeting. “But cc me anyway. It’s good for me to keep up on what’s going on around here.”
Explanation One: The president decided, as a result of some traumatic experience, that since the beginning of his second term in the office, he is leading some nation other than US (what is that happy country I am afraid to guess). Thus he really doesn't know or want to know what is going on in Washington DC and its environs - for reasons of national security, of course, refusing to be involved.
Explanation Two: Somebody has stolen this sign from the president's table:
Then modified it overnight and put it back looking like this:
This might explain it too. For me, at least.