The Hammer: Obama’s Stonewall Playbook Won’t Work on VA ScandalPosted: May 23, 2014
“To say, ‘We can’t know what happened unless there’s investigation or until it comes in,’ is simply untenable…”
While the Obama administration has largely been able to fend off criticism from many of its looming controversies, it won’t be able to do the same with the mismanagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs given the wide scope and various reports and anecdotes of the problem, Charles Krauthammer said on Friday’s Special Report.
“…in the end it’s going to be absolutely a position they’re going to have to cave on, and [Secretary Eric] Shinseki is going to have to go.”
In the past, the White House used the “stonewall playbook” of refraining from commenting on scandals by pointing to an ongoing investigations, in which there was largely no other source of outside information and allowed the administration to more feasibly control the narrative. (read more)