National Journal's Ron Fournier adds his goody-goody, goo-goo two cents worth to the Woodward fray, telling Politico:
This is part of a bigger systematic problem: Go up to the Hill and see how long you go before a press secretary tells you to "Fuck off." I bet you don't make it to lunch. And if you're a press secretary, you may not make it to brunch before a reporter tells you to "Fuck off." I only see the Sperling and Woodward exchange as interesting and relevant in the bigger story, which is that we need to start treating each other with more respect.
But Ron, disrepect is a natural part of the racket, without which survival would be untenable. Asking reporters and press secretaries to treat each other with more respect is like asking dogs not to chase and cats not to claw. To every beast his true nature. When one simply resigns oneself to humanity's clusterfucking primitivism, then one is a much happier cat.