Carney: Obama 'not particularly concerned' that Rice misled the American people
After all, we're just little folk and should sit down and shut up.
In response to a question from reporter Major Garrett on whether the Obama administration's mishandling of Benghazi raises "core questions of basic competency," press secretary Jay Carney revealed that Barack Obama "is not particularly concerned" about whether Susan Rice misled the American people:
"What the president is worried about, Major, is what happened and why in Benghazi. He is not particularly concerned about whether the ambassador or I went out and talked about the fact that we believed extremists might have been responsible. And whether we named them as al Qaeda or not does not--no, it certainly doesn't have any bearing on what happened and who was responsible as that investigation was continuing on Benghazi."
What Carney and other administration spinners are carefully avoiding is the context in which all of this occurred; an extremely close presidential contest where one of the candidates had spent the entire campaign bragging about how al-Qaeda was on the ropes.
If I were Obama, I wouldn't be "particularly concerned" Rice misled the American people either. I'd be pleased as punch and relieved.