In simpler times, once a public figure proved themselves to be audaciously lazy, remarkably simple-minded, and lost any semblance of actual political power and influence, they would go off in to the sunset never to be heard from again.
Then came the 24-hour news cycle, and of course, the Internet, which allowed the dense and defiantly useless to cling on to the spotlight with death-grip-like precision.
For those wondering, “Damn, are you just going to shade Sarah Palin like that?” hold on, I have much more to say.
In an op-ed published on Bats**t Crazy Politicos Anonymous (that’s Breitbart.com to you), Palin assails President Barack Obama, dismissing him as either a “liar” or a “highly incompetent CEO.”
The President would like us to believe that he only learned about the IRS corruption from watching the news. But we recently learned that the White House was actively working with the IRS on how to roll out the story of this scandal. So, Mr. President, how can you have your staff work on the roll out of the biggest controversy since Watergate, and yet claim that you only heard about it by watching the news with the rest of us?
For the President to deny any knowledge of what was brewing and to claim to know nothing about the Benghazi cover-up or anything about anything White House-related lately, he’s either a liar or a hugely incompetent CEO. You decide.
Following instructions, I conclude that Sarah Palin is a nitwit who doesn’t pay attention to the news.
Like most yokels who talk out the side of their necks, the former Alaskan governor missed the Washington Post’s extensive report that shows how Obama’s administration handled the IRS issue and why they kept Obama ignorant of it in the interim.
As Greg Sargent writes:
The piece reports that White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, having learned of the pending audit’s damaging details, shared the news with chief of staff Denis McDonough and other White House aides. They all decided not to tell the President about the audit until it was completed and publicly released ‘in part to protect him from even the appearance of trying to influence an investigation.’
Sargent adds, “And it turns out that this is exactly what they should have done.”
From the report: