Obama: Gruber who?

President Obama told Fox News' Ed Henry in an interview that he had "just heard about" the Gruber controversy, and Obama described Gruber as "some adviser who never worked on our staff."

Longtime fans of Obama scandals are quite familiar with this approach by the president.  He didn't know anything about the scandal until he heard press reports; the person at the center of the scandal never worked for him; and besides, whatever the problem, it's not his policy.

I just heard about this. I get well briefed before I come out here. The fact that some adviser who never worked on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with in terms of the voters, is no reflection on the actual process that was run. We had a year long debate, Ed. I mean go back and look at the stories.

Does the president really want to go there?  "If you like your plan/doctor, you can keep your plan/doctor."  That's the "actual process" that was run, Mr. President.

And his denials about Gruber are extraordinary:

Unfortunately for Barack Obama – White House records show that Gruber met with Obama in the Oval Office to formulate the Cadillac Tax scheme. Gruber said this in a Frontline interview and White House records show the meeting took place.

There’s even video of Jonathan Gruber admitting he met with Obama in the White House to discuss Obamacare.

I guess the president isn't very good with names, eh?

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President Obama told Fox News' Ed Henry in an interview that he had "just heard about" the Gruber controversy, and Obama described Gruber as "some adviser who never worked on our staff."

Longtime fans of Obama scandals are quite familiar with this approach by the president.  He didn't know anything about the scandal until he heard press reports; the person at the center of the scandal never worked for him; and besides, whatever the problem, it's not his policy.

I just heard about this. I get well briefed before I come out here. The fact that some adviser who never worked on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with in terms of the voters, is no reflection on the actual process that was run. We had a year long debate, Ed. I mean go back and look at the stories.

Does the president really want to go there?  "If you like your plan/doctor, you can keep your plan/doctor."  That's the "actual process" that was run, Mr. President.

And his denials about Gruber are extraordinary:

Unfortunately for Barack Obama – White House records show that Gruber met with Obama in the Oval Office to formulate the Cadillac Tax scheme. Gruber said this in a Frontline interview and White House records show the meeting took place.

There’s even video of Jonathan Gruber admitting he met with Obama in the White House to discuss Obamacare.

I guess the president isn't very good with names, eh?

Tweet of the year from SMLBound via Twitchy: