The latest scandalous wisp in the media's teapot.
[Politico's intrepid Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen] have obtained, exclusively, the exchange:
... I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim.
From email, WH economic adviser Gene Sperling to WaPo's Bob Woodward.
Re: Latter's insipid "claim" that Obama has "moved the goal posts" in fiscal negotiations.
If the email was indeed a "veiled threat," as VandeHei and Allen characterized Woodward's reaction to it, then I guess my powers of subtlety are failing.
In context, Sperling's email was a massive genuflection at the Washington altar of establishment apologies--think Twain and barrels of ink--and even if one nixes the exonerating context, it's still clear that Sperling meant an intellectual regret only.
But, whatever. By tonight Sean Hannity and Breitbart.com will have Woodward on the lam in Canada's witness protection program, having fled just in the nick of time from Obama's capital city drones and jackbooted Kenyan hitmen.