Keep It Classy, Guys

The White House, clearly stung and surprised by Judd Gregg’s withdrawal, has decided the best defense is an offense. Or rather, to be offensive. So in the true spirit of non-bipartisanship and non-civility, they slap Gregg back, declaring:

He was very clear throughout the interviewing process that despite past disagreements about policies, he would support, embrace, and move forward with the President’s agenda.  Once it became clear after his nomination that Senator Gregg was not going to be supporting some of President Obama’s key economic priorities, it became necessary for Senator Gregg and the Obama administration to part ways.

Sure, they can try to blame Gregg. (Are they going to call him “erratic,” as when they slurred McCain in the campaign?) Still, the sequence of events, the Washington Post tells us, reveals that actually the Obama administration knew this was coming several days ago but failed to “take better control of the situation, instead of waiting for the news to detonate and then issuing a statement that looked peeved and churlish as it insisted that Mr. Gregg had come calling for the job, and not the reverse.”

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