Well, this promises to make the next year highly entertaining:
For nearly five years, the people who toil inside the Obama administration have been pretty good about refraining from anonymously sniping at one another in the pages of newspapers. That’s changing after the bungled roll-out of Obamacare. Over the weekend, there was a revealing Obamacare narrative in the Washington Post that relied heavily on blind quotes from insiders deflecting responsibility—a sign of the stress the past few weeks have put on an administration that has prided itself on emulating Obama’s no-drama aesthetic.
Via James Taranto. I do not say that the White House will fire anybody over the WaPo story; I do say that they will probably try to fire somebody, once they figure out who blabbed to the press. The problem there is that the Beltway people involved can keep track of the date just as easily as the rest of us; and they know that as of January 20, 2017, Barack Obama’s goodwill and several bucks will get you a double soy hazelnut latte*. It’s going to be interesting to see how long Barack Obama really internalizes the notion that his staff have minds and careers of their own…
*OK, OK: put me in a Starbucks and I will drink pretentious coffee with the best of them. And I use International Creamer because it’s a non-dairy… OK, I thought that it was a soy product, but apparently it’s not, not that I care. The point is, I would also use soy products, too, despite my sneers. Gimme a break, I’m on three hours sleep here and am still smelling phantom toddler vomit.