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Opening Arguments

The ignorance defense

More goofy antics from the loveable Sgt. Schultz administration:

JIM ACOSTA, CNN: When was the president first made aware of these problems? Of these fraudulent lists that were being kept to hide the wait times, when was he first made aware of those problems? And when did other White House officials, top White House officials, become aware of these problems?

JAY CARNEY: When you say these problems, the fact that there have been bureaucracies --

ACOSTA: The delays have been known for some time.

CARNEY: You mean the specific allegations that I think were reported first by your news network out of Phoenix, I believe. We learned about them through the reports. I will double check if that is not the case.

We hear nothing. We see nothing. We know nothing.  After hearing the administration's "all we know is what see on the news" schtick so many times, I don't know why this one pisses me off so much, but it does. Maybe because I'm a veteran and Memorial Day is coming up. Those vets served their country so scumbags like Carney would have the freedom to tell lie after shameless lie.

And just to set the record straight:

The Obama administration received clear notice more than five years ago that VA medical facilities were reporting inaccurate waiting times and experiencing scheduling failures that threatened to deny veterans timely health care — problems that have turned into a growing scandal.

Veterans Affairs officials warned the Obama-Biden transition team in the weeks after the 2008 presidential election that the department shouldn’t trust the wait times that its facilities were reporting.


Larry Morris
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 2:48pm

Come on ... the only thing that surprises me is that this surprises you. 

Leo Morris
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 3:01pm

Not surprised. Just surprisingly pissed.