It’s almost like the Washington Post is trying to be irrelevant. As the IRS scandal continues to unfold, certain members of the Obama Administration are coming under increasing scrutiny and criticism for purposely keeping the president in the dark about the explosive IG investigation over the past year.
One person under the microscope is White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler. The man who held her position in the embattled Clinton Administration, Lanny Davis, has suggested that she should resign for purposely witholding information about the IRS investigation from Obama so that he learned about it from watching television reports.
Clearly, there’s blood in the water, and there was a time when the Washington Post would be first in line throwing chum, trying to press the embattled White House counsel about what she knew, when she knew it, and why she kept the information from the president. But, not today’s Washington Post. Monday’s edition featured an article about Ruemmler, but it’s focus was on her fancy, high heeled shoes. No, this is not a satire:
Ruemmler first attracted attention for her glam heels as a Justice Department prosecutor trying Enron executives Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling in 2006, when she sported what The Wall Street Journal described as “stunning 4-inch bright pink stiletto spikes.”
WaPo posted a photo of the president’s advisors in the Oval Office including Ms. Ruemmler, wearing a dress with a hem about 5 inches above her knee. The serious journalists at WaPo lament that the picture doesn’t show one of Ruemmler’s better pair of shoes:
One of Ruemmler’s pairs has a jeweled paisley pattern; another is black and strappy. We tried to get a photo from the White House showing one of these exceptional pairs; instead we got this shot of her in a senior staff meeting with the president, revealing a conventional pair of heels.
We keep hearing that the American people don’t care about the various scandals that are popping up in the Obama White House these days. Maybe the fact that the preeminent Washington DC newspaper responsible for holding our elected officials accountable for their actions is more focused on playing out its foot fetishes than speaking truth to power.