Like a kindergarten student standing in front of spilled finger paint, members of the Obama administration have perfected the response to Congressional and media questioners that translates to, “It wasn’t me.”
The President in his role as Barack Obama the Uninvolved has this response down to a science. At his press conference with British PM David Cameron he told reporters that he actually found out about the burgeoning IRS scandal like the rest of us, from press accounts. Despite the fact that he created the climate for the tax agency’s abusive conduct with his rancorous partisanship, he simply said, essentially, “It wasn’t me” who had anything to do with it.
Attorney General Eric Holder when questioned about the AP phone scandal was clueless about the intrusive violation of the First Amendment’ Freedom of the Press. Just as he ducked and dodged during the Operation Fast & Furious Congressional hearings, he chose to answer with his standard “It wasn’t me” who was involved in either fiasco.
Of course, he conveniently recused himself from the AP investigation without benefit of any kind of paper trail except his word which at this point is suspect. During the Fast & Furious hearings he tried the same ploy, insisting that he neither saw nor signed documents authorizing the hare-brained scheme. “It wasn’t me”, it was some other guys who willfully sold guns to members of the Mexican drug cartels.
Then we have the long running Benghazi attack investigation and coverup. While the press has become fixated about the talking points, the real questions continue about the substance of events before, during and after the events of last September 11th.
Questions continue to percolate. Who reduced the security contingent from 14 members to 4 members in an area of the world that posed a danger to unarmed diplomats? Was the State Department oblivious to all of the previous attacks on U.S diplomatic facilities? Did they not get reports about the attempted assassination of the British Ambassador?
Who ordered the remaining security members to stand down from their rescue mission? Why didn’t the U.S. military respond with any type of military demonstration, be it by air or a fast response team? Is this the new policy of the American government, when their personnel are in danger, just leave them to fend for themselves?
Hillary Rodham Clinton tried to put all of these questions behind here by famously declaring, “What difference at this point does it make?” She could have easily responded “It wasn’t me” who made any decisions that night.
Finally, who decided that a video nobody had seen on YouTube was responsible? Did they really think that thin excuse would hold up under the intense scrutiny that came with the murder of four Americans? Or were they just hoping to push off more in-depth inquiries until after the November election?
And now we have another potential scandal in the works with Kathleen Sebelius’ fundraising for a private entity in order to implement Obamacare. It seems that Ms. Sebelius may be in violation of the Constitutional provision that only the Congress can provide money for government programs. In addition the Anti-Deficiency Act specifically prohibits her actions.
I seem to recall that Oliver North did the same thing and without a Presidential pardon would have gone to jail. But,of course, Ms. Sebelius will only respond when questioned, “It wasn’t me.”