White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Friday he felt “sorry” for Rudy Giuliani, who called President Obama “unpatriotic.” That is, Giuliani is merely pathetic, in the White House view.
I can tell you that it’s sad to see when somebody who has attained a certain level of public stature and even admiration tarnishes that legacy so thoroughly. And the truth is I don’t take any joy or vindication or satisfaction from that. I think, really, the only thing that I feel is I feel sorry for Rudy Giuliani today.
Aww, such high-minded stuff! Well, turns out someone else tarnished their legacy with such comments – NONE OTHER THAN BARACK OBAMA, who while running for president called George W. Bush “unpatriotic” for running up the debt.
Under questioning from Ed Henry of Fox News, Earnest was careful not to say Obama was “sorry,” lest he cast the same pall of pathos over his own boss.
Note Henry, in his questioning, is incorrect on one matter. Obama was clearly referring to Bush in using the term “unpatriotic.” Henry avows that Obama was referring merely to “the issue” of piling on too much debt.