The ridiculous story of the day was when CNBC correspondent John Harwood claimed that an anonymous White House adviser, referring to those criticizing the Obama administration on gay rights, said that “those bloggers need to take off the pajamas, get dressed and realize that governing a closely divided country is complicated and difficult.” Considering the reference to an anonymous adviser, and questions as to what an “adviser” even means, I did not consider this of any consequence, but several bloggers did take this seriously.
Greg Sargent reports receiving this email from White House senior communications adviser Dan Pfeiffer:
“That sentiment does not reflect White House thinking at all, we’ve held easily a dozen calls with the progressive online community because we believe the online communities can often keep the focus on how policy will affect the American people rather than just the political back-and-forth.”
I’m glad that he cleared up that matter. Now the White House communications office can get back to more important matters, such as explaining how Fox is really an “arm of the Republican Party.”