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February 09, 2016

David Brooks: "The Obama Administration Has Been Remarkably Scandal-Free"

A progressive -- a progressive not named David Brooks, I mean -- made this claim a couple of years ago. I think it was Jonathan Alter, but I can't track that down.*

Now, with Obama having sent 18 emails to Hillary's secret, illegal email system, thus exposing himself as having lied, yet again, when he claimed, yet again, to have learned about the system when you did, from the papers -- David Brooks claims that Obama has not just run a scandal-free administration, but a "remarkably scandal-free" administration. (That's a Jim Geraghty column taking Brooks to task, not a Brooks column.)


* Apparently the progressive commentator I'm thinking of is David Brooks-- last year, he claimed Obama was running an "amazingly scandal-free" administration.

** Actually, it was Jonathan Alter first, back in 2011.

I accidentally wrote "Jonathan Adler," who is a libertarian-ish lawyer working with the Volokh Conspiracy, instead of Jonathan Alter, who is an all-in prog commentator, often with MSNBC. Apologies to Adler for that disgraceful conflation!



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