Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pot Calls The Kettle Black

I was looking for the memo that gives Federal workers and contractors half a day off on Christmas Eve and saw this on the White House OMBlog:
Peter R. Orszag, Director
We are closer than ever before to passing fiscally responsible health reform legislation. So it’s not a surprise that the most reflexively and ideologically partisan commentators are lashing out. Today, it’s the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal.
So what is it with this administration constantly wanting to take on individuals and media outlets who disagree with them like what's-his-name (Limbaugh) , Fox, and now the WSJ? (I don't care a fig about them personally.) When you are the President of the United States (and his staff), you are supposed to represent all Americans. You don't have to agree with them, but you do represent them.

It demeans the office when they attack individuals and particular organizations; it doesn't matter if it's Democrats or Republicans. The President and his staff should always take the high road. Partisans at either end will pick up the thread for them and duke it out in the media and other places. Are there any adults over there?

So it's ironic that Peter Orszag begins his article with these words.
"[R]eflexively and ideologically partisan commentators are lashing out"?
Funny, I was going to say the same thing about you.

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