Skip to comments.Busted: Mr. Pfeiffer and the White House blog
Posted on 07/30/2012 11:09:09 AM PDT by Da Bilge Troll
Shortly after 9/11, President George W. Bush received from Prime Minister Tony Blair a bust of Winston Churchill as an expression of British-American solidarity. Bush gave it pride of place in the Oval Office.
In my Friday column about Mitt Romneys trip abroad and U.S. foreign policy [Why hes going where hes going, op-ed], I wrote that Barack Obama started his Presidency by returning to the British Embassy the bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office.
Within hours, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer had created something of a bonfire. Citing my statement, he posted a furious blog on the White House Web site, saying, normally, we wouldnt address a rumor thats so patently false, but just this morning the Washington Posts Charles Krauthammer repeated this ridiculous claim in his column . . . This is 100% false. The bust [is] still in the White House. In the Residence. Outside the Treaty Room.
Except that it isnt. As the British Embassy said in a statement issued just a few hours later, the bust now resides in the British ambassadors residence in Washington D.C.
As the British Embassy explained in 2009, the bust was lent for the first term of office of President Bush. When the President was elected for his second and final term, the loan was extended until January 2009. The new President has decided not to continue this loan and the bust has now been returned.
At which point, one would expect Pfeiffer to say: Sorry, I made a mistake. End of story.
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They don’t know what facts are.
Yeah, right. CK clearly has yet to appreciate the full extent of the scum and villainy we're talking about here.
You must not have read the last sentence -
“An apology would be nice, but given this White Houses arms-length relationship with truth and given Ryan Zimmermans hot hitting I reckon the Nationals will win the World Series before I receive Pfeiffers mea culpa.”
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