From the New York Times article on Obama’s hit list summarized by Katiebird below, we find this tasty nugget that went unreported:
It was not only Mr. Obama’s distaste for legislative backslapping and arm-twisting, but also part of a deeper pattern, said an administration official who has watched him closely: the president seemed to have “a sense that if he sketches a vision, it will happen — without his really having thought through the mechanism by which it will happen.”
In fact, both Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the attorney general, Mr. Holder, had warned that the plan to close the Guantánamo prison was in peril, and they volunteered to fight for it on Capitol Hill, according to officials. But with Mr. Obama’s backing, his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, blocked them, saying health care reform had to go first.
Holy snot! So weird for the NYTimes to report anything like this for Hillary. Well, obviously, this is not a principled position. She did it to make Obama look bad. But I don’t understand why the NYTimes is mentioning it. It’s just so unlike them.
Where’s a factchecker when you need one…