After President Barack Obama claimed he heard about the wait-list scandal engulfing his Veterans Administration by watching television reports, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin determined that he must be using the Drudge Report as his daily source of intelligence because of the incompetence of his advisers.
“Obama knows nothing, sees nothing, and hears nothing unless his lapdogs bark, then his ears perk up,” Palin wrote on Monday. “Not exactly using a hunting dog to flush out the truth, is he? Kind of reminds me of that famous Will Rogers quote: ‘All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.'”
Palin was dumbfounded that Obama did not know about the 40 veterans who reportedly died after they were put on secret waiting lists at a VA hospital in Arizona, especially when Obama had actually been briefed about wait-time problems that veterans were facing at the VA.
“The head of government that has the most sophisticated spying apparatus ever created can monitor who we talk to, what we talk about, how many twinkies our kids eat and the calories we consume, where we travel, etc. etc., yet announces our President’s daily Intelligence report is actually prepared by Matt Drudge,” Palin wrote. “Hmmm. Perhaps the NSA should take out ads in the sports section to assure the President reads his morning Intelligence briefing.”
Obama and Veterans Secretary Eric Shinseki have claimed they were “madder than hell” and “mad as hell,” respectively, but the only disciplinary action taken was forcing an official who was slated to resign later this year to leave his post earlier than scheduled.
The White House announced Wednesday that Rob Nabors, a White House deputy chief of staff, would visit the Arizona hospital at the center of the scandal. More VA hospitals may have had similar secret waiting lists.
Palin linked to a video montage of Obama revealing that he learned about numerous scandals–including the VA scandal, the NSA spying scandals, the Fast and Furious scandal, and the IRS’ targeting of conservatives scandal–through “press reports.”
Obama had also missed a considerable number of his daily intelligence briefings.
As Breitbart News reported, a three-page Government Accountability Institute report shockingly “found that of the first 1,225 days of his time in office, Mr. Obama has attended less than half (43.8 percent) of his daily intelligence briefings.” Also, the White House calendar did not show an instance in which Obama attended his daily intelligence briefings in the week prior to the 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi that killed four Americans.