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"You'll regret this"

(Story here, if the Beltway firestorm hasn't reached you yet.) The Obots are really out in force trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube on threatening Woodward that "you'll regret this."

Of course, anybody who's ever dealt with the Obots, from 2008 on, knows that "threat" is their middle name, and thuggishness their modus operandi.

So this story really comes as no surprise, and I'd bet Woodward wouldn't be doing this without the cover that others have experienced the same thing.

Just another sign that the bloom is off the rose for Obama. That makes me happy, because that makes it harder for the Democrats to do harm to me and those like me.

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Submitted by cg.eye on

Remember when Sally Quinn got all NOKD about the Clintons, on the verge of calling them white trash? That was the tell that no matter how intelligent or savvy that administration was, they'd always be looked down on as arrivistes.

Woodward is part of the permanent Versailles class, and he can get away with telling tales out of school because someone more powerful has given him the go-ahead.

The Obamas aren't that powerful, not in the way Versailles counts.
Excuse me whilst I break out the popcorn....

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Submitted by CMike on

In Washington, That Letdown Feeling

By Sally Quinn
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, November 2, 1998; Page E01

...this particular community happens to be in the nation's capital. And the people in it are the so-called Beltway Insiders -- the high-level members of Congress, policymakers, lawyers, military brass, diplomats and journalists who have a proprietary interest in Washington and identify with it.

They call the capital city their "town."

And their town has been turned upside down.

With some exceptions, the Washington Establishment is outraged by the president's behavior in the Monica Lewinsky scandal. The polls show that a majority of Americans do not share that outrage. Around the nation, people are disgusted but want to move on; in Washington, despite Clinton's gains with the budget and the Mideast peace talks, people want some formal acknowledgment that the president's behavior has been unacceptable. They want this, they say, not just for the sake of the community, but for the sake of the country and the presidency as well....

...Muffie Cabot, who as Muffie Brandon served as social secretary to President and Nancy Reagan, regards the scene with despair. "This is a demoralized little village," she says. "People have come from all over the country to serve a higher calling and look what happened. They're so disillusioned. The emperor has no clothes. Watergate was pretty scary, but it wasn't quite as sordid as this."

..."We have our own set of village rules," says David Gergen, editor at large at U.S. News & World Report, who worked for both the Reagan and Clinton White House. "Sex did not violate those rules. The deep and searing violation took place when he not only lied to the country, but co-opted his friends and lied to them. That is one on which people choke.

"We all live together, we have a sense of community, there's a small-town quality here. We all understand we do certain things, we make certain compromises. But when you have gone over the line, you won't bring others into it. That is a cardinal rule of the village. You don't foul the nest."

"This is a contractual city," says Chris Matthews, who once was a top aide to the late Speaker of the House Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill. "There are no factories here. What we make are deals. It's a city based on bonds made and kept." The president, he went on, "has broken and shattered contracts publicly and shamefully. He violates the trust at the highest level of politics. Matthews, now a Washington columnist for the San Francisco Examiner and host of CNBC's "Hardball," also says, "There has to be a functional trust by reporters of the person they're covering. Clinton lies knowing that you know he's lying. It's brutal and it subjugates the person who's being lied to. I resent deeply being constantly lied to."

Submitted by quodlibet on

Stupid and arrogant, yes, if true. Speaking of assholes, isn't this story coming from Bob Woodward? And since he was reporting it orally and not in print, can we trust those quote marks or is he paraphrasing? And if it's on the record, what's the name of the very senior official, and can we see a copy of the email?

Submitted by lambert on

The story says Woodward has the email. AFAIK, the White House hasn't challenged it. A conflict between to complete and total assholes is always an occasion to pass the popcorn...