For a smart man, President Obama professes to know very little about a great number of things going on in his administration.Is it my imagination, or is the Obama administration becoming more and more like the plausible-deniability Nixon administration?
It stretches credulity to think that the United States was spying on world leaders without the president’s knowledge, or that he was blissfully unaware of huge technical problems that threatened to undermine his main legislative achievement. But on issues including the IRS targeting flap and the Justice Department’s use of subpoenas against reporters, White House officials have frequently given a variation on this theme.
Question: What did Obama know and when did he know it?
Answer: Not much, and about a minute ago....
After Nixon left office in 1974, the GOP lost the next election. As we all knew would happen.