There is a reason why the President of the United States should have ice water for blood. A rash word sends the stock market on a three day tumble. A misunderstanding can create a cataclysmic series of diplomatic missteps that can lead to nuclear war with lesser temperaments. Bravado and swagger has no place in the Oval Office -- even an over-abundance of arrogance can lead to dangerous consequences if not held in check. Obama has not been known for his humility, to be sure. But at a rare Presidential press conference today, White House reporters got to see a truly rare sight -- a President of the United States losing it in full schoolyard meltdown.
To be sure, President Obama was trying his best to come off as gangsta cool, but to me, as the mother of two young boys, he looked more like a playground bully.
Somehow, some way, the Select Committee on Benghazi has to come to life. It would be preferable to see a Senator Mike Lee or Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz running it, but if it just sees the light of day at this point we should consider it a blessing.
It is painfully clear that the President wants this Benghazi albatross as buried as the four Americans he neglected to save through his unwillingness to take any action on this matter.
Sorry, Mr. President but those four Americans, their families and at least half of this nation wants the truth from you about what really happened. No dodging, no hiding behind executive privilege or the White House Counsel's office. That Select Committee on Benghazi will be happy to take you up on today's offer.