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Shutting down White House tours not Obama’s fault, says Obama

All the credit, none of the blame. That’s President Barack Obama’s motto. And he doesn’t care how ridiculous it makes him sound.

He flew around the country warning that the sequester — which he proposed in the first place — was going to be a disaster. But so far the biggest problem is that White House tours have been suspended. Now that Obama is being mocked for that clumsy bit of political theater, it turns out he had nothing to do with it. Surprise!

The Hill:

President Obama said his administration was looking at ways to resume White House tours for school groups.

“This was not a decision that went up to the White House,” noted Obama in an ABC News interview aired on Wednesday, saying the directive came from the Secret Service.

“What I’m asking them is: are there ways for example for us to accommodate school groups who may have traveled here with some bake sales. Can we make sure that kids potentially can still come to tour,” Obama added.

That’s the way. When your rhetoric backfires, blame the guys who protect your very life. It’s not enough that they’ll literally take a bullet for you, right?

Oh yeah, and why would he want to balance the budget? It’s not his money.

Nice job by George Stephanopoulos. One of the many unintentionally funny scenes in House of Cards came when lil’ George grilled a Democrat. On Israel. Ha ha ha! I love science fiction. Here we see the real George: a political operative pretending to be a reporter.

But then, aren’t they all?

(Hat tip: JWF)