White House Practically Chokes Kit Bond Over Terrorism

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Oh, man. I could be missing something. But I can’t remember a White House response to a GOP legislator as straight-up harsh as what spokesman Nick Shapiro told Greg Sargent after Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.), the top Republican on the Senate intelligence committee, called for John Brennan to resign after his “you’re serving al-Qaeda’s interests” op-ed. Is Brennan, the White House counterterrorism chief, going back to North Jersey? Just listen to Shapiro:

“Through his pathetic attack on a counter-terrorism professional like John Brennan who has spent his lifetime protecting this country under multiple Administrations, Senator Bond sinks to new depths in his efforts to put politics over our national security.”

Usually the White House is so conciliatory! If anyone ever doubted President Obama’s confidence in Brennan, that should resolve any hesitation. Has Obama’s team responded with so little sugar coating to any other Republican on any other issue?

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katahdin
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

We'll have to wait to see if the White House will confront the unpatriotic Republicans on other issues, but I hope they will.


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Sunny
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

Kit Bond doing a CYA after being briefed by Brennen. He has this rebuke coming – as do other Republicans who are politicizing this incident. The Republicans are endangering Americans by pulling such stunts. They really don't care about national security, only about making points and using their usual scare tactics against the American public. Enough already!


chrisjay
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

We've been waiting for 12 months for this kind of push-back against the mealy-mouthed, hypocritical right. Now WE WANT MORE of it


katahdin
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 7:31 pm

We'll have to wait to see if the White House will confront the unpatriotic Republicans on other issues, but I hope they will.


Sunny
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

Kit Bond doing a CYA after being briefed by Brennen. He has this rebuke coming – as do other Republicans who are politicizing this incident. The Republicans are endangering Americans by pulling such stunts. They really don't care about national security, only about making points and using their usual scare tactics against the American public. Enough already!


chrisjay
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

We've been waiting for 12 months for this kind of push-back against the mealy-mouthed, hypocritical right. Now WE WANT MORE of it


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