Reporter's Note: President Obama is dealing with a scandal involving the now former head of the CIA and another top military leader. And I thought writing a letter each day was a hassle!
Dear Mr. President,
Well, it can’t be any fun reading all the headlines now. I know it really has nothing to do with you, but anytime someone under your purview gets into trouble it certainly doesn’t help the gang in the home office.
Of course we’re hearing the usual questions: Who knew what? What did they know? When did they know it? And who ordered the pepperoni pizza? I just assume that last question is being asked because when things get all crazy like this you all wind up working some pretty late hours; checking out what people are saying, asking questions about what they’ve said, and mainly waiting for the other shoe to drop.
That’s probably the hardest part.
When things go wrong I prefer to have them all at once. Yes, it is calamitous to have troubles swirling around your heads like a swarm of yellow jackets, but if you endure the attack you can then move on to treating your stings. On the other hand, if they keep coming at you a few at a time, hour after hour, that’s exhausting. And at least at the moment, this whole mess sort of seems that way…as if we’re going to keep getting little bits and pieces of it day after day.
There is a lot of speculation about how this might have affected the election if it had come out before the vote. I suppose it would have had some impact, but heaven knows what. Like I said at the start, it does not really reflect on you except in a very distant way.
Still, when scandal starts rolling through D.C. I understand why everyone starts taking cover, because you’re never really sure when it is going to stop…or where.
Good luck dealing with it all. Call if you can.
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