I wanted to let you know about a piece I did for Politico that’s running today.
This White House has been lobbing deception after deception at the public for the past several weeks.
They all deceive. Bush’s people too. But I’ve never seen anything like this.
Here’s a sample from the article for you:
In an episode earlier this season, Carney announced to a startled press corps that a journalist they’d never heard of had determined that Obama had actually increased the deficit at a lower rate than any recent predecessor.
This was debatable on technical grounds, though George W. Bush had certainly handed off a large deficit.
But whether the statement was literally true was beside the point. Carney was trying to suggest that a president who had added some $5 trillion to the deficit was a fiscal tightwad.
This was ridiculous. Like saying an alcoholic, who had been drinking 15 beers a day, was doing great because he had merely increased it to 17 a day.
I hope you have a chance to take a look.