One doesn't have to be in politics very long before the mind begins to go. This is not a partisan affliction. It happens to everyone. It appears to be partisan only because one side is grilling the other at any particular time.
Everyone from department heads to the most lowly of clerks is subject to infection. Look how many claimed they couldn't remember any detail of anything they were asked, or claimed to flat out not know.
"Chuck, did we send drones to Yemen yesterday" "Gee, I don't remember." "John?" "I don't know. " "Joe?" "Maybe we did. I read something about it in the paper." "Me too. That's why I asked."
Wow. Doesn't it make you comfortable that these mental giants are running the country? No wonder Nancy Pelosi said we'd have to pass Obamacare to know what was in it. No one could remember! If they'd forget they passed it we'd all be a lot better off.
Today the administrations surrogates were out in force saying all this scandal stuff is much ado about nothing. I'd think they'd try a different strategy to pull the wool over our eyes since it was only the end of last week they were telling us they either didn't know or couldn't remember anything!
It's really rather sad. All these once great minds collectively destroyed by politics. Or does it just seem that way because once you lie it's more difficult to remember what you said and when you said it. It seems to me this would all go away if they'd just answer the questions put to them truthfully.
Our political mind set has changed though. So much energy and effort is put forth by both sides to destroy the other, it's hard to keep track. Plus, it's exhausting. I only wish it really was forgettable.
One thing that puzzles me though is why Obama's approval ratings remain about the same. Can you tell me why or have you forgotten? I just don't know.