From the IRS targeting scandal, to Fast and Furious, to the Veterans Affairs controversy, to the Department of Justice’s monitoring of journalists; if the scandal has the power to hurt the administration, the supposedly omni-competent Barack Obama instantly devolves into a witless babe and a victim of his overprotective staff. The president, we are told, learned about all of these and other serious scandals from the news media.If I were the President of the United States, and learned of any of these problems from the evening news, probably sitting on the couch with Milady, I'd fire the whole damned bunch of people who are supposed to be keeping me informed. Every damned one of them, through several levels of responsibility.
When asked directly about Clinton’s scandalous behavior by CBS reporter Bill Plante, Obama insisted that he was informed of it “at the same time everybody else learned it: Through news reports.”If I leaned that a Cabinet member had been violating federal law, the sacking would be immediate and rhetorically bloody. If I found out about something like this on the evening news, the reverberations would be felt and recorded on every siesmograph of the USGS.
Our President has shown himself on several occasions to be a complete and total idiot, because he doesn't hire staff that keeps him informed. Worse, he doesn't fire staff who fails to keep him informed.
Either way, he's a damned idiot, a piss-poor manager, and a horrible executive.