One would think that Jennifer Rubin would be exhausted after her shrill, months-long, Romney-pumping, Maxwell Smart-like campaign against America's Satan, Barack Obama; so exhausted, she might even give her paranoid hysteria a rest. At least a brief one. But no, not the Washington Post's Jen Rubin. Indeed, she's foaming and frothing more than ever.
Her latest screed trumpets the Benghazi Affair as "a full-blown scandal." Rubin cites a "blockbuster" Washington Guardian story which, she explains, "indicates that the president certainly knew that Benghazi wasn’t a rogue movie review gone bad." She quotes from the story:
Most of the details affirming al-Qaida links were edited or excluded from the unclassified talking points used by Rice in appearances on news programs the weekend after the attack, officials confirmed Friday. Multiple agencies were involved in excising information, doing so because it revealed sources and methods, dealt with classified intercepts or involved information that was not yet fully confirmed, the officials said.
Rubin then writes--and this is mindblowing--"How could the president and his senior staff then have allowed (or rather, sent) Rice to go out to tell an entirely different tale to the American people on Sept. 16 on five TV shows?"
Yet she had already answered that in the very quote she led with: Multiple agencies were involved in excising information, doing so because it revealed sources and methods, dealt with classified intercepts or involved information that was not yet fully confirmed.
The devastating consequences of the White House prematurely announcing to the perpetrators that the former knows who the latter are, and thus are hot on their trail, seem not to have occurred to the fevered Ms. Rubin--who was once an amusement but is now only an abomination.