Skip to comments.White House communications director apologizes to Krauthammer; Krauthammer responds
Posted on 07/31/2012 4:35:58 PM PDT by Nachum
In a statement posted on the White Houses website on Tuesday afternoon, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer revealed an email he sent to Charles Krauthammer offering an apology to syndicated columnist and Fox News Channel regular over a back-and-forth about a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Krauthammer asked that the apology which even included an endorsement for Krauthammers favorite Major League Baseball team, the Washington Nationals be made public, and Pfeiffer obliged:
I take your criticism seriously and you are correct that you are owed an apology. There was clearly an internal confusion about the two busts and there was no intention to deceive. I clearly overshot the runway in my post. The point I was trying to make under the belief that the Bust in the residence was the one previously in the Oval Office was that this oft repeated talking point about the bust being a symbol of President Obamas failure to appreciate the special relationship is false. The bust that was returned was returned as a matter of course with all the other artwork that had been loaned to President Bush for display in his Oval Office and not something that President Obama or his Administration chose to do. I still think this is an important point and one I wish I had communicated better.
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"Krauthammer responded to the White House apology at the tail-end of his regular Special Report appearance on Tuesday, calling it gracious and unexpected. Well, I must say it was a gracious apology, Krauthammer said. I was stunned. I didnt expect it to happen. I actually wrote in my column that I thought the Nationals would win the World Series before Id see an apology. So, now I suppose the Nationals are going to win the World Series. But it was a gracious apology. They are still clinging to a tiny point on this but the argument is over. I appreciate that the correction and retraction.
I don't see an apology anywhere. He said Charles was owed one and later spoke as if one had actually been given...yet I don't see an apology.
So when are they going to get around to apologizing to the rest of us for their lies and distortions?
Caught in a lie, Pfeiffer comes clean, lives to lie another day. The Chicago way.
You are right of course. He implies that someone must owe Charles an apology but doesn’t say who.
you are owed an apology. There was clearly an internal confusion
It is a departure though. SOP would have an administration drone double down saying not only didn’t they return the bust but Michelle bought 3 NEW busts, one for the girls’ bedrooms and one for their own.
What crap. I bet this toad isn't even a pilot.
You didn't "overshoot the runway" because that would imply you were high or hot or both.
You undershot the runway because you and your gang of thieves are low and slow and about to spin in and burn come November.
And good riddance - the equipment will be on coffee break.
You are right! There is NO APOLOGY anywhere in the statement! Nowhere does it say “I apologize” or “I’m sorry”! AMAZING!
Well, the Nats are having a terrific season . . .
The White House knew they were telling a lie when they opened the mouths.
There was a lot of criticism when they returned this bust about the arrogant way it was done......no one on the administration denied the slight at the time.....there was a reason for that!!!
My repsonse to Pfeiffer would have begun:
“Dan, you ignorant slut.......”
repsonse = response in #13
Now, if it was a loan, is it common practice or protocol to return every artifact 'loaned' to the previous administration?
Somehow I don't think we have the whole story yet...
Charles counts this statement as a gracious apology????? More like an appalled-ogy in my book
Bull$hit! This was the work of one man....OBAMA. Pluffe (as ordered) tried to run ruffshod over Kraughthammer and Kraughthammer was having none of it. He called Obamas' bluff and the chickensh!t obmama people had to eat crap. If this came from Pluffe, Obama would have already fired him. But, what kind of people would take and order....Go out there and confabulate a lie and crap in the Romney punchbowl in the UK'? These are venomous people who have no code of behavior but what means further their ends. They are Marxist Leninist and their Alinski colors are always showing. Now they come to Kraughthammer and say "KIngs X", "Time Out", "Do Over", and say we respect you. Well, 3 days ago they did not respect him. He simply shoved it up their ass and they said 'no mas'. The feckless media is right there with Pluffe.
We have got to get these animals out of the White House.
I am still waiting for Krauthammer apology to Gov Sarah Palin