If you’re a member of the Obama Administration, there are a few things that are sure signs of a bad day. One of those is being on the receiving end of criticism from Ruben Navarrette. Navarrette is hardly a Tea Party type, but even he can’t believe what he’s seeing in the whole “Gunwalker” scandal.
The White House is well aware of this story. President Obama was asked about the controversial ATF program recently during an interview with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos. While conceding that the initiative might have been a “serious mistake,” Obama was quick to distance himself from it — along with the nation’s top law enforcement officer.
“Well, first of all, I did not authorize it,” Obama told Ramos. “Eric Holder, the attorney general, did not authorize it. He’s been very clear that our policy is to catch gun runners and put ’em into jail.”
Not very Trumanesque was it? Apparently, when things go wrong, the buck doesn’t stop with Obama. Can this story get any worse? Sure it can, depending on who knew what and how high it goes.
This is why the answers that Darrell Issa is seeking are so important, and why the Obama administration must provide them — one way or another.