Former Bunnypants officials avoid publicly supporting Obama’s policies out of fear of ‘Cheney’s circle,’ gunsights.
”A half-dozen former senior Bush officials involved in counterterrorism told me before the Christmas Day incident that for the most part, they were comfortable with Obama’s policies, although they were reluctant to say so on the record.The WHAT?
“Some worried they would draw the ire of Cheney’s circle if they did, while others calculated that calling attention to the similarities to Bush would only make it harder for Obama to stay the course. And they generally resent Obama’s anti-Bush rhetoric and are unwilling to give him political cover by defending him.”
Yglesias adds: “It’s really staggering what this says about the ethical caliber of the people we’re talking about….”