USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, the veteran reporter who stands virtually as the dean of the Washington press corps, says Ebola, ISIS and even the Secret Service scandal are contributing to a sense among the American people that the Obama administration is “not competent” to protect them.
Page spoke Sunday on Face the Nation:
I think that’s a very dangerous thing for President Obama, the sense that his administration is not competent to protect the American people. That is the most fundamental job of an American president.
The unease, she said, could hurt Democrats in the midterm elections.
Well, it’s nice to see top mainstream reporters recognizing what you and I have known for years: That America elected a president who had to learn on the job, and that it’s not clear he’s learned very much.