Jennifer Rubin on “Obama’s Ground Zero Debacle:”
As Bill Kristol deadpanned: “It’s never a good moment … when Bill Burton, the White House deputy press secretary, at 6 o’clock Saturday night — I mean, I worked in a White House that had some problems in ‘91, ‘92, as the first Bush administration wound down, somewhat losing some popular support, let’s say. And when you put out a statement that says, ‘Just to be clear, the president is not backing off in any way,’ I mean, ‘just … to be clear’ is not a good thing to begin with if you’re the press secretary. And ‘the president is not backing off’ is not really what you want your news — your explanation to be on Saturday night.”
As Jim Treacher quipped last November, “Van Jones’ resignation, the Obamacare boondoggle… Saturday at midnight is the new Friday at 5.” And that was before the ultimate Obamacare boondoggle, on a Sunday night.
From the administration’s seemingly obligatory Friday night document and/or bad news drop to the Saturday Night Midnight Massacre of Van Jones, what is with this administration and weekend capers?
Related: Is “Let Me be Clear….” Obama’s equivalent of the Star Wars movies’ danger sign, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this?”