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BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing
TBI ^ | 2-27-2013 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 02/27/2013 8:08:22 PM PST by blam

BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing

Brett LoGiurato
February 27, 2013, 6:53 PM

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Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him in an email that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester.

CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined.

"It makes me very uncomfortable to have the White House telling reporters, 'You're going to regret doing something that you believe in,'" Woodward said.

"I think they're confused," Woodward said of the White House's pushback on his reporting.

Earlier today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran Washington Post journalist and the White House. Woodward said Obama was showing a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns.

The Defense Department said in early February that it would not deploy the U.S.S. Harry Truman to the Persian Gulf, citing budget concerns relating to the looming cuts known as the sequester.

"Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said on MSNBC.

"Or George W. Bush saying, 'You know, I'm not going to invade Iraq because I can't get the aircraft carriers I need?'" Or even Bill Clinton saying, 'You know, I'm not going to attack Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters,' ... because of some budget document?"

Last weekend, Woodward called out Obama

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aircraftcarrier; bobwoodward; derelectionofduty; genesperling; iran; madness; middleeast; mideasst; obama; partisanmediashills; persiangulf; sequester; sperling; threats; ussharrystruman; ussharrytruman; whitehouse; woodward

1 posted on 02/27/2013 8:08:29 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
Oh, Please, The White House Didn't 'Threaten' Bob Woodward


2 posted on 02/27/2013 8:11:02 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Bump


3 posted on 02/27/2013 8:13:34 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: blam

Stay outta da parks Bob.


4 posted on 02/27/2013 8:15:59 PM PST by Tula Git
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To: blam

Woodward brought down one president, let’s make it two.


5 posted on 02/27/2013 8:16:42 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: blam
Don't you love it when liberals turn on their own. I am old enough to remember the havoc wrecked by this guy in Washington back in '73 and '74.

Based on that, I am also sure Woodward's ego is not going to let the the punk POTUS bully him into toning it down either.

A best case scenario is that this thing escalates and Woodward truly becomes the one MSM mouthpiece who will bear they scandals as the really stand.

One can hope........

6 posted on 02/27/2013 8:21:25 PM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Tula Git

I’m really starting to wonder how this is going to turn out. It’s becoming less likely that we’ll see Woodward doing the public mea culpa and falling on his sword - if anything he’s doubling-down on it. He’s kind of judgement proof, what’s the WaPo going to fire him?


7 posted on 02/27/2013 8:23:03 PM PST by bigbob
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To: catfish1957

You have to know in the back of Woodward’s mind he’s thinking about bringing down another president. He only wishes it could be a Republican again. This is going to be a lot of fun to watch.


8 posted on 02/27/2013 8:24:51 PM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: blam

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/27/bob-woodward-sequester_n_2774774.html?utm_hp_ref=media&;

the Huff Po is attacking Bob. I hope they make him angry enough to tell the truth about D.C.


9 posted on 02/27/2013 8:34:04 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (When will the rest of America's citizens wake up to the Obamanation?)
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To: blam

Dear Bob:

Names, or it didn’t happen.


10 posted on 02/27/2013 8:34:54 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: blam; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; AuntB; stephenjohnbanker; GOPsterinMA; ...
RE :” Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a “very senior person” at the White House warned him in an email that he would “regret doing this,” the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester.
CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined.
“It makes me very uncomfortable to have the White House telling reporters, ‘You’re going to regret doing something that you believe in,’” Woodward said.
“I think they’re confused,” Woodward said of the White House’s pushback on his reporting.
Earlier today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran Washington Post journalist and the White House. Woodward said Obama was showing a “kind of madness I haven’t seen in a long time” for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns. “

This is so cool.

After the election I was posting warnings her that the tax fight to get ALL the cuts extended was one the GOP could not possibly win, so they should save their troops and ammunition for a more sensible fight, and pass a partial extension as early as possible.

But this one is different. Obama has been strutting around like a Pea-cock fluffed up by staring at his poll numbers and series of victories endlessly.

Some in the MSM are getting tired of carrying his water, after all the election is over and he doesn't need that protection anymore.

The GOP has a few good talking points for a change, compared to the tax fight.

His self confidence is getting the best of him.

11 posted on 02/27/2013 8:39:46 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: blam

Woodward’s scheduled for Hannity tomorrow night - if he lasts that long.....


12 posted on 02/27/2013 8:48:04 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: blam
There's plenty of room under Obama's bus.

Isn't Bob Woodward looking more and more like a RACIST?

13 posted on 02/27/2013 8:51:16 PM PST by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives.)
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To: sickoflibs

Woodward was a god to the MSM. This should be interesting to see how this all shakes out.


14 posted on 02/27/2013 8:56:04 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: blam
Hey Bob, be very careful crossing the street.
15 posted on 02/27/2013 8:57:15 PM PST by Trod Upon (The Second Amendment acknowledges our inherent right to revolt if tyrannized. It ain't about hunting)
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To: ladyjane

“You have to know in the back of Woodward’s mind he’s thinking about bringing down another president. He only wishes it could be a Republican again. This is going to be a lot of fun to watch.”

Do you know where Marcy Park is? I’m sure the Administration folks know the exact location.


16 posted on 02/27/2013 8:58:17 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: ladyjane
Maybe he's too old to care what "they" might do to him. So he might as well go out... singing?

Woodward with a busted "give a d@mn" button could be a fearful thing.

This is going to be a lot of fun to watch.


17 posted on 02/27/2013 8:58:36 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: catfish1957
...I am old enough to remember the havoc wrecked by this guy in Washington back in '73 and '74....

Me too, vaguely (lol)...my guess is, the next step by the lib's will be to attack Woodward along the lines of "early onset dementia/Alzheimer's"...

I do not mean to offend, in reality that is a terrible thing to happen to anyone, but I doubt Woodward suffers from it. The fact that he's getting older makes it a plausible idea, is all, and I have NO doubts at all that this administration (and/or their friends) would do anything to discredit their "opposition".

18 posted on 02/27/2013 9:02:04 PM PST by 88keys (never do NOTHING, unless it's really the best strategery)
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To: blam

Hey, Bob, you could give this “very senior official” a pseudonym, like you did with “Deep Throat.” In this case, may I suggest “Jalerie Varrett.”


19 posted on 02/27/2013 9:07:57 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: blam

The MSM doesn’t give much weight to the 2nd. Mebbe we’ll get to see if they walk-the-walk on all that brave talk about their sacred 1st ....

Nahhhh. Bob’ll be back on the Minitrue reservation in time for TGIF.
Lover’s tiff.


20 posted on 02/27/2013 9:07:57 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 88keys

Don’t doubt it Sperling is a punk.


21 posted on 02/27/2013 9:09:32 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: blam
Sperling wasn't even saying that Woodward would "regret" publishing whatever he planned to publish because Sperling would get him back for it later. He was saying Woodward would regret it because Woodward would be proven wrong.

Ha, this guy has got to be kidding. If "He was saying Woodward would regret it because Woodward would be proven wrong", then that's what he would have said. Anybody over the age of eight knows that the level of vagueness of the threat should be interpreted to be the level of violence implied.

22 posted on 02/27/2013 9:14:11 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: blam

Hi Bob, better watch out for those canadian made busses coming down the pike
this might be fun yet


23 posted on 02/27/2013 9:14:28 PM PST by munin
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To: Old Sarge

Gene Sperling, per many threads tonight.


24 posted on 02/27/2013 9:15:11 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Our man in washington

If you’re talking Deep Throat as it applies to 0, you my be more on target with ‘Leggie Rove’. The name fits so tight.


25 posted on 02/27/2013 9:15:46 PM PST by untwist
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
Woodward was a god to the MSM.

Hitler was a God to left also, then he attacked Stalin....

26 posted on 02/27/2013 9:24:55 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: blam; SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; onyx
Just posted this from a link at Drudge:

Journalist Bob Woodward blasts Obama "madness" in handling cuts

Article is from Reuters.

27 posted on 02/27/2013 9:33:26 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: catfish1957
One can hope........

He had the backing of the press corps and left wing media owners in taking down Nixon. He doesn't have that kind of support to take out Obama. But, you can hope, wishful thinking.

28 posted on 02/27/2013 10:17:56 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: blam

Arkancide is painless compared with the Chicago Treatment!


29 posted on 02/27/2013 10:19:15 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: blam

If I were Bob, I’d be calling Robert Redford begging him to do another stand-in for me!


30 posted on 02/27/2013 10:23:35 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: blam

Mr. Woodward is not the only person being made “very uncomfortable” I live in Arizona where just released felons are wandering about....only Mexicans? Isn’t that profiling? This Marxist is making no bones about who and what he is or what he intends to do to America with the wrecking ball he is using. I commend Mr. Woodward for his honesty in reporting, perhaps this is the beginning of a break through for other news reporters to begin to report the truth, not an opinion....said she hopefully. Is Obama showing signs of madness?


31 posted on 02/27/2013 11:21:20 PM PST by yoe
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; blam; ntnychik; potlatch; onyx

YOU'LL REGRET THIS

32 posted on 02/27/2013 11:28:09 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: TChad
Isn't Bob Woodward looking more and more like a RACIST?......you are being sarcastic aren't you?

Want some racism?....why did Obama call for only Mexicans to be released in Arizona? Isn't that profiling? Yes it was Obama who did this....Big Sis doesn't give the orders, her boss does.

33 posted on 02/27/2013 11:31:40 PM PST by yoe
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To: Our man in washington

Are you certain it isn’t Arry Bobama?


34 posted on 02/28/2013 12:04:36 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: blam

35 posted on 02/28/2013 1:13:40 AM PST by mirkwood (project gutenberg)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest.


36 posted on 02/28/2013 3:51:35 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: TChad

They will raid his house and find child porn on his computer.
That ALWAYS works.


37 posted on 02/28/2013 4:02:15 AM PST by Palio di Siena
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To: Tennessee Nana; AuntB; Grampa Dave; 2ndDivisionVet; GOPJ; sickoflibs; justiceseeker93; NYer; ...

First Round-—Jeopardy

ANSWER: “All The Presidents’ Men”

QUESTION: Who ganged up on Bob Woodward?


38 posted on 02/28/2013 4:12:46 AM PST by Liz
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To: blam

Name the senior White Hut person, Bob.

You’re lying otherwise.


39 posted on 02/28/2013 6:28:09 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And now it appears that Lanny Davis is having a bit of pleasant feedback from the White Hut as well, per a shorty in News at Fox home page.


40 posted on 02/28/2013 1:39:39 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt slowly.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: PhilDragoo; blam; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; All

41 posted on 02/28/2013 1:55:48 PM PST by potlatch
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To: potlatch; PhilDragoo

Great post, Potlatch. Along with the parks, Woodward should avoid going canoeing on the Potomac during breakfast. Also might want to avoid an evening walk like the one Breitbart took a year ago.


42 posted on 02/28/2013 8:31:42 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik; potlatch; blam; dixiechick2000
Like Chelsea's baby-daddy had to roll over one more time to protect Medusa. . . .

Bob Woodward is supposed to walk all that back to protect the High-Chair King. . . .

Chuck Berry -- Roll Over Beethoven (Bob Woodward, Webb Hubbell, et al)


43 posted on 02/28/2013 11:35:34 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Woodward brought down one president, let’s make it two.


YEAH!


44 posted on 03/01/2013 9:05:53 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: PhilDragoo

Phil - greetings.

Do you think Woodward is going to walk this back?


45 posted on 03/01/2013 11:47:53 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah
No.
46 posted on 03/01/2013 12:56:11 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: PhilDragoo

Good - doesn’t look as though he will to me, either. The WH is digging deeper and Woodward’s pride is involved, too.

IMHO this may be, in hindsight, a significant event; now that several others are publicly stating they were threatened as well.

The MSM made this freak, they can un-make him any time they want. You’d think the freak would consider that, but he and his henchpersons are too blinded by evil.


47 posted on 03/01/2013 2:50:00 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: ntnychik

Thanks nit! I thought about Breitbart many times while I was making that. Nowdays no one should announce that they are ‘going to reveal’ something. Just do it!!


48 posted on 03/02/2013 6:42:56 PM PST by potlatch
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To: PhilDragoo; ntnychik; All
We need to steamroller Obama...

and then do a happy dance....


ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN
49 posted on 03/02/2013 6:57:27 PM PST by potlatch
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