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.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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