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A "Threat"? Really?

PCL Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 3:09 PM
Woodward is trying to maintain some journalistic integrity by speaking out what he believes is true, that the president has moved the goal posts in the budget disputess (I don't even want to say negotiations because the POTUS only threatens, does not negotiates.) why should he be made to regret something he believes to be true. Don't forget that he is not a conservative, he is a renown investigtive reporter. Carol L is bending backward in this piece only because she had jumped the gun on making the wrong guess. I'm with Woodward. I think Carol is a very smart person and I still like her very much.

Last night, after Bob Woodward's account of a "very senior person" at The White House who "threatened" him, I guessed that it was Valerie Jarrett, given her history of excoriating and bullying the President's critics.

Turns out I was wrong -- the person was Gene Sperling, who has, it seems, given Politico his email to Bob Woodward, upon which Woodward based his charge of being threatened.  Although I appreciate Woodward's all-too-rare willingness to state truths the Obama White House finds unpleasant, I've got to say that -- given the context -- it's hard to characterize what Sperling said to...