Boy, oh boy. What many called the worst week yet for the Obama White House spilled over into another, with news that the Department of Justice secretly obtained telephone records of Associated Press reporters and editors to root out the cause of a (rare unwanted) leak of national security information.
Is it a fishing expedition, a witch hunt or something in between? Time will tell — if, that is, anyone ever comes forward with an explanation. Whether on Fast and Furious or Benghazi, the typical M.O. of the administration has been to slow-play answers and hope that we all forget.
That will be hard to do now that the list of administration travails is growing. There was White House spokesman Jay Carney’s struggle to answer pool questions last Friday about a flood of Benghazi emails revealing the State Department’s desire to scrub terrorism links from talking points. There was, the same day, news that the IRS has been unfairly targeting conservative non-profits for their tax-exempt applications.