Our government is so expensive we can’t pay for it and so vast that even the lightworker himself with his jedi temperament cannot effectively run it. But our Mandarin masters soldier on despite all the sequestration damage, doing the very best that they can with what they have.

One of the White House officials involved in the talking-points debate, former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor, issued a statement Wednesday defending the way the administration handled the matter.

“Some people have understandably asked how we were so wrong about there being a protest,” Mr. Vietor said in the statement. “I don’t know. When I was in government, I asked some intelligence officials how it happened. They told me that there were many different strands of information indicating there was a protest, both open source and intelligence based.”

He added, “In fact, a number of news outlets reported there were protests.”

So they read about it in the paper. I guess the problem, then, is that they’re just reading the wrong paper.

By the way, this National Security Council spokesman, Tommy Vietor, does not hail from the military or any intel agency or even the State Department. He’s a lifelong Obama loyalist who started out as Barry’s bus driver.

We’re in the very best of hands, indeed.

h/t Denis Boyles