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.