Obama’s crisis management: Duck, deny, get outside fixer


By Susan Crabtree | Washington Examiner.

President Obama‘s response to the swirling scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs has followed a predictable pattern.

Halfway into his second term, the president seems to have developed his own crisis-management playbook.

Step 1: Avoid getting any skin in the game for as long as possible. Allow Cabinet members to take the heat in headlines and congressional hearings.

Step 2: Have White House press secretary Jay Carney repeatedly express confidence in the Cabinet secretary caught up in the controversy. Rinse and repeat for days, weeks or months.

at Washington Examiner.