|"Look why do people even listen to me? You know I'm just a vindictive bitch!"|
Sarah Palin's charge that the Secret Service prostitute scandal highlighted President Barack Obama's "poor management skills" drew a sharp rebuke Friday from the White House, where chief spokesman Jay Carney dubbed it absurd and politically motivated.
"It is preposterous to politicize the Secret Service," Carney told reporters at his daily briefing.
Palin and Republican Senator Jeff Sessions have in recent days charged that the scandal, coupled to the outrage over the General Services Administration's lavish spending on a convention in Las Vegas, reflect poorly on Obama. Those two controversies, as well as the tragic mass slaying of Afghan civilians, allegedly by an American soldier, have overshadowed much of the White House's agenda in recent weeks.
"What they're doing is trying to turn these incidents — one that's still under investigation — to political advantage," Carney charged when asked about critics who lump the three issues together. "On the face of it, it's a ridiculous assertion that trivializes both the very serious nature of the endeavor that our military is engaged in in Afghanistan and the very serious nature both of the work that the Secret Service does, the apolitical nature of the institution, and the seriousness of the investigation under way," the spokesman said.
Good for Jay Carney, and the White House!
I am usually not one to want the White House to even acknowledge the existence of Sarah Palin (And I DID notice Carney did not mention her by name) but what she said on Greta's show was unconscionable, and she needs to be called out for this kind of hateful, and deceptive, rhetoric.
Update: Here is the video of Carney's response. As it turns out he DID mention the Grizzled One. Sort of.