June 30, 2014

Scandal Exhaustion (Yours Truly) = Scandalclipse (Jonah Goldberg)

Filed under: Taxes & Government — Tom @ 1:21 am

At National Review, in a passage articulating what yours truly noted a year ago in May (paragraph breaks added by me):

SCANDALCLIPSE

Have you noticed that basically the only way this White House can get out from under one scandal or controversy is by getting crushed by another?

The White House was reeling from the VA scandal, which is why they rolled out the Bergdahl news. They didn’t expect that the Bergdahl story would become so controversial; fortunately they were rescued by the June 6 news of thousands of immigrant children showing up at the border.

Hey, quick question: I can’t get my kid out of an airport without her getting messy. Isn’t it strange that all of these kids seem to show up, after a 1,000-mile journey looking so spiffy? Anyway, the immigrant-kid story was pretty brutal for the White House; fortunately they were rescued three days later by the news that ISIS had taken Mosul.

The “Who Lost Iraq?” narrative isn’t great for the White House either, which is why it might have been a relief when the IRS announced on June 13 that they lost Lois Lerner’s e-mails.

You miss a year, you miss a lot, Jonah.

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