I keep getting mail on Benghazi so here goes. First, Lindsey Graham on the Mike Gallagher show:
“Our Democratic friends, for the most part, have been in the tank over Benghazi,” the senator said. “Some guy said this about me yesterday on the left: The only reason I cared about this was because I have six tea party opponents. Well, if that’s true, I’m the biggest scumbag in America.”
After Gallagher praised the senator’s doggedness on pursuing the administration over Benghazi, Graham interjected: “The scumbags are the people in the White House who lied about this.”
That’s from reader J, who also sent me this set of links over the poutrage about a run-of-the-mill talking points memo from White House adviser Ben Rhodes:
Carney, Karl in Heated Exchange Over Rice’s Benghazi Talking Points
Jay Carney Jabs at Fox News During Tense Exchange with Ed Henry
John McCain Calls Ben Rhodes a ‘Political Hack’ on Fox
GOP Rep. Explodes in Benghazi Hearing: Video Blaming ‘Only Comes from the White House’
Scarborough Unloads on Co-Host’s ‘Apologizing for the White House’ over Benghazi
That Carney/Henry one is kind of funny because it’s pretty clear that Carney knows that Fox is the boy who cried wolf on this one, so Carney’s just fucking with them now by asking Henry if he even remembers the reason for the Benghazi protests (spoiler alert: he doesn’t).
Finally, reader B asks if any right wing conspiracy theorists are saying that the Cliven Bundy showdown was engineered by Obama to distract the focus from Benghazi. I haven’t seen it, but some of you are better nutpickers than me.