So we now have the president going out (saying) 'Because of this piece of paper and this agreement, I can't do what I need to do to protect the country.' That's a kind of madness that I haven't seen in a long time.On the CNN Wolf Blitzer program Woodward stated that a "very senior" administration official told him that he would be sorry for what he's said. This according to RealClearPolitics Video.
"Be sorry" can be interpreted in two ways, of course. It can mean we believe you will come to see the factual error in your opinion piece, or it can mean we will ensure you come to regret crossing us when you no longer have journalistic access to members of the administration.
Politico's Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei report:
Woodward — first in “The Price of Politics,” his bestseller on the failed quest for a grand budget bargain, and later with his opinion piece in The Post — makes plain that sequestration was an idea crafted by the White House. Obama personally approved the plan and later signed it into law. Woodward was right, several congressional officials involved in the talks told us.Woodward is perhaps the best-known, most respected reporter in the nation. He is definitely a stalwart of the MSM. I treasure moments like these when the MSM trips over the Obama administration's clay feet.