"I didn't do it, no one saw me do it, there's no way you can prove anything!" -- Bart Simpson
Ah, if only Bart Simpson had a staff and was as shameless as the man in the White House. Oh, the things he could have gotten away with! Just ask Barack Obama, who has blamed his staff for just about everything under the sun at one point or another.
There are more than a dozen examples of Barack's fickle finger pointing towards his employees when he got his hand caught in the cookie jar, but there are a few capers that our "I didn't do it" President pulled off that deserve some extra special attention.
5) Early on in the campaign, when Barack Obama was heavily relying on his reputation as a racial healer, the late, great Tim Russert called out Obama for a memo his campaign released that was entitled, "MUST READ: Key S.C. figure takes issue with Clintons' SHUCK AND JIVE."
Here's the HuffPo description of the memo,
Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign has prepared a detailed memo listing various instances in which it perceived Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign to have deliberately played the race card in the Democratic primary.
...The document provides an indication that, in private, the Obama campaign is seeking to capitalize on the view - and push the narrative - that the Clintons are using race-related issues for political leverage. In public, the Obama campaign has denied that they are trying to propagate such a perception, noting that the document never was sent to the press.
...In putting together a memo on these comments, the Obama campaign is seemingly implying that they are part of a larger, ugly pattern of the Clintons trying to politicize the issue of race.
You've got to love the chutzpah of a political campaign putting out a memo accusing their opponents of being racists and then implying that their opponents are "trying to politicize the issue of race."
So what was Obama's response to this memo that his campaign had slyly managed to get into the hands of the press?
"Our supporters, our staff get overzealous. They start saying things that I would not say, and it is my responsibility to make sure that we're setting a clear tone in our campaign."