For John, BLUF: Credibility is beginning to fade for the Administration. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Yesterday Columnist Howie Carr, writing in The Boston Herald, gave Presidential Spokesman Jay Carney a new preface. He is now Baghdad Jay Carney. For the young, that is a reference to Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, known as Baghdad Bob.
The end of the column, which was about President Obama's Uncle, Onyango Obama, was a little biting. It is about, in a way, PP&ACA.
But it really is a problem for the president when probably 90 percent of the people who read the story just assumed (correctly) that it was Uncle Omar rather than the president who was telling the truth.UPDATE: Added a title and a note to John.
And why shouldn’t they? Uncle Omar works behind the cash register at Conti’s Liquors in Framingham. When you put a six-pack up on the counter and he says, “Seven-66,” by God you know it’s $7.66. Period.
Uncle Omar says, If you like your Bud Light, you can keep your Bud Light.
And unlike his nephew, he’s telling the truth.
Regards — Cliff