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Breakfast Scramble: What Did Maria Know?

DavidL's Breakfast Scramble Obama the Sensitive, what a winning combination for a President, a thick skull and thin skin, from Michelle [1]:

And now, the Boston Herald has been spanked by the White House for…running a front-page op-ed by Mitt Romney: [2]

more reax, Alex Alvarez, Mediaite [3]:

A Romney spokesperson weighed in by noting that the “op-ed was about jobs, which apparently is a sensitive subject for the thin-skinned people around the president.” The Herald has also, in the past, featured less than flattering front page coverage of Romney.

And more reax, Moe Lane [4]:

Unfortunately – for the country, the Democratic party, and (increasingly) President Obama – our current Commander in Chief never got to experience the dubious joys of a good media curbstomping.    As a result, neither he nor his team is really ready to handle anything that resembles an adverse media atmosphere, which is why we keep seeing stories like this.  Whether or not these provocations by this administration will translate into actual warfare with the press later on is still open to question.  On the one hand, the media is predisposed to liking Democrats.  On the other hand, their favorite story in the whole, wide world is The God That Failed.

It is a shame that Dumbo does not read Clarice Feldman.   It would sure curb his arrogance. 

Foggy Bottom blows off Carter,  Allah Pundit links the State Department response to Carter’s latest amateur diplomatic effort, via Hot Air: [5]

Former President Jimmy Carter and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari were hoping to visit the State Department this week to brief officials on their recent trip to North Korea, but nobody at the State Department was available to meet with them… It’s no secret at all that the Elders’ trip to North Korea was viewed as extremely unhelpful by the governments both in Washington and Seoul. Chris Nelson reported on April 29 that Clinton reacted strongly when asked in a morning meeting if she wanted to meet with Carter. From the Nelson report: “The performance of President Carter and his delegation in N. Korea this week was either shameful or fatuous…or both…and exemplifies why Carter had no…zero…USG support going in, and even less coming out, per an alleged eye witness account of Sec. St. Clinton at the morning meeting the other day: “‘Do you want to meet with Carter?’ Clinton is looking at papers, and just says ‘No.’ Then she pauses, looks up and adds, ‘HELL no!!!'”

Mrs. Clinton told Jimmy where to go,   I give  Mrs. Clinton kudos for doing what should have been done long ago, putting the irksome meddler Jimmy Carter in the place.   However, Mrs. Clinton let her legendary temper get the better of her.   Revenge is dish best served cold   Rather the blowing her stack, Mrs.  Cl;inton should  treated Carter with condescending indifference.  Has the State Department ever heard of the Logan Act?  Evidently not.

‘Rats tell consumers to take a hike, The exorbitant cost of gasoline is real problem and a real issue to real people, but not the dim witted democrats in the Senate, video: Hat tip: Tina Korbe, Hot Air [6].

C is for Cad, as in Clinton,  men who jerks crave political power and they crave women   Yet of the many political cads, Andrea Peyser over looks a notable one.   B.J. Clinton in Peyser’s is missing list of political cads , New York Post [7]:

Some power-hungry sex addicts cheat on their wives: Eliot Spitzer, Jim McGreevey.  Some whore hounds father children with random women while running for president, as their wives lie dying from cancer: John Edwards.  […] But Maria stood by her man, denying that her Arnold would ever touch anyone, unwanted. Arnold, however, never denied the allegations.  Instead, he admitted he “behaved badly sometimes.”  “I have done things that were not right,” he explained on the campaign trail years ago, adding, “which I thought then was playful.”  This isn’t play. This is a human.

As to cads, as a Kennedy Maria Shriver should qualify as an expert in recognizing them.   All Kennedy men are cads, and the Kennedy women protect them.   Kennedy women are not stupid,but they are well paid by the feckless husbands.    Mrs. Clinton protected her husband from the truthful allegations of Jennifer Flowers by lying on national television, to wit Sixty Minutes.    As for Shriver, I’d be less than shocked to learn that Shriver played the dutiful Kennedy style wife role to protect her husband’s political career.   That is until he no longer had a political career.