Oh this is classic. Jennifer Rubin assails Stuart Stevens--her man's former chief strategist--for his parting op-ed in which he "[refuses] to acknowledge real and material incompetence by himself and others on the [Romney] campaign."
You read that right. Rubin--yes, Rubin, yes, Jennifer Rubin, that Rubin, the Romney-triumphalist Rubin who blindly trumpeted every word, every step, every appearance, every speech, every debate, every awful minute of her candidate's prodigiously wretched campaign--is assailing Stevens for possessing inadequate self-assessment skills.
It would be fitting, and certainly less grating, if Stevens included some real acknowledgment that the narrow loss is, in large part, attributable to the errors (we now know) he and his fellow, well-paid advisers made.
That assault, notwithstanding that Ms. Rubin for months hailed Mitt Romney as a masterful CEO with a peerless history of brilliantly analyzing any organizational defects--whether corporate or state--and single-handedly repairing them, pronto. The ultimate technocrat, the consummate fixer, the veni and vidi and vici of American leadership. That was Mitt, according to Jennifer.
Now, Mitt Romney's a victim--he was merely a helpless cog in the uncomprehending machinery of Stuart Stevens' grinding incompetence.
And that's just classic.