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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    My bad on the name. I need to go be a productive citizen, but here's the exchange from Politico.

    I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. My bad. I do understand your problems with a couple of our statements in the fall but feel on the other hand that you focus on a few specific trees that gives a very wrong perception of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here.
    But I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post. I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim. The idea that the sequester was to force both sides to go back to try at a big or grand barain with a mix of entitlements and revenues (even if there were serious disagreements on composition) was part of the DNA of the thing from the start.
    And the reply from Woodward:
    Gene: You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up because you are making your points and you believe them. This is all part of a serious discussion. I for one welcome a little heat; there should more given the importance. I also welcome your personal advice. I am listening. I know you lived all this. My partial advantage is that I talked extensively with all involved. I am traveling and will try to reach you after 3 pm today. Best, Bob
    Again, I ask, how on Earth was that threatening?

    So because it's Woodward we're supposed to just take his word for it? Which word? The one where he said he was threatened or the response where he said, "I for one welcome a little heat" and "You do not ever have to apologize to me"?

    I'm sorry, but this isn't a story. This is an attention-grab.

    Exclusive: The Woodward, Sperling emails revealed - Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei - POLITICO.com

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    President made a bad bet and now he wants to blame someone else for the results.


    Everyone who is surprised here, please raise your hands?

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Did Woodward finally release the email and the name?
    nope... Woodward did not... but we know who it was.

    Woodward isn't known for outting sources.... he kept Deepthroat under wraps until the guy came forward himself.


    what is all boils down to is credibility.... Woodward has it in spades.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Bob Woodward is just another critter who ran his mouth before he turned his brain on.

    Not the first time and it won't be the last time.

    They hung the last perfect guy on the cross.

    I'll bet that a lot of people in the G-nO-P regret running Mitt RMoney last year. If they don't, they should



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    I'm sure Nixon believed the same thing about Bob running his mouth before he turned on his brain too.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I bet when Bob Woodward came down on the Bush White House, you were ready to take his word to the bank. But, now that he's kicking Obama's ass, Woodward is suddenly a liar.

    Nice!
    Prove it? Thanks. I'll wait.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Obama doesn't care about the sequestration. He cares about the political optics of it, and they aren't working out for him as planned. Woodward has a hand in the failure of the left to hang this on congressional republicans, and he won't be forgiven for it. When the office of the most powerful political entity in the world tells you that you will regret saying this or that, you'd better take it seriously.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I'm sure Nixon believed the same thing about Bob running his mouth before he turned on his brain too.


    Keep believing whatever you want to believe.

    Wait and see how all this turns out for the G-nO-P.

    Check the polls. The GOP is on the losing side of this kerfuffle.

    Believe whatever you want to believe. That worked out great for Karl Rove last November, eh?

    That's all that I need to say on this.

    Have a nice day and a wonderful life.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 02-28-13 at 10:32 AM.

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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I don't know if the linked story updated sometime after your posts, but I believe it's in the story

    No clue yet on releasing of the email.
    Woodward claimed Wednesday night that a White House aide sent him an email saying he would "regret" his comments. The aide was not identified, but an official familiar with the exchange told Fox News it was National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling. That was after Woodward wrote a column this past weekend claiming Obama was trying to re-write history -- regarding not only whose idea the sequester was, but also how it would take effect.

    Read more: White House denies staffer threatened Watergate journalist Woodward | Fox News
    Another unnamed official said it was Gene Sperling, not Bob Woodward.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Keep believing whatever you want to believe.

    Wait and see how all this turns out for the G-nO-P.

    Check the polls. The GOP is on the losing side of this kerfuffle.

    That's all that I need to say on this.
    The bolded really isn't the issue at all. The issue is accusations of a WH rep threatening a journalist, and a serious journalist at that. If it were some Fox News bimbo who made the claim, I'd be skeptical. With Woodward making it, I'm inclined to believe him. He has credibility and a long history of journalistic integrity.
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    Re: White House threatens Bob Woodward

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Keep believing whatever you want to believe.

    Wait and see how all this turns out for the G-nO-P.

    Check the polls. The GOP is on the losing side of this kerfuffle.

    That's all that I need to say on this.
    you have something in common with the current white house too.... the most important thing is making sure the GOP is on the "losing side".


    unlike you, I don't care how it turns out for the GOP...I'm not a Republocrat.

    unlike You, Nixon, and Obama... I actually trust Woodward... he's earned his credibility.

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