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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:11 AM

Email proves Bob Woodward was never threatened

From Gene Sperling to Bob Woodward on Feb. 22, 2013

Bob:

I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. My bad. I do understand your problems with a couple of our statements in the fall but feel on the other hand that you focus on a few specific trees that gives a very wrong perception of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here.

But I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post. I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim. The idea that the sequester was to force both sides to go back to try at a big or grand barain with a mix of entitlements and revenues (even if there were serious disagreements on composition) was part of the DNA of the thing from the start. It was an accepted part of the understanding from the start. Really. It was assumed by the Rs on the Supercommittee that came right after: it was assumed in the November-December 2012 negotiations. There may have been big disagreements over rates and ratios but that it was supposed to be replaced by entitlements and revenues of some form is not controversial. (Indeed, the discretionary savings amount from the Boehner-Obama negotiations were locked in in BCA: the sequester was just designed to force all back to table on entitlements and revenues.)

I agree there are more than one side to our first disagreement, but again think this latter issue is diffferent. Not out to argue and argue on this latter point. Just my sincere advice. Your call obviously.

My apologies again for raising my voice on the call with you. Feel bad about that and truly apologize.

Gene



Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/exclusive-the-woodward-sperling-emails-revealed-88226.html#ixzz2MD8Ek8St

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Reply Email proves Bob Woodward was never threatened (Original post)
One of the 99 Feb 2013 OP
still_one Feb 2013 #1
oldandhappy Feb 2013 #2
summerschild Feb 2013 #3
Cosmocat Feb 2013 #7
fugop Feb 2013 #4
Stuart G Feb 2013 #5
JHB Feb 2013 #6

Response to One of the 99 (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:16 AM

1. woodward has been a blowhard for years

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Response to One of the 99 (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:18 AM

2. Thanks for this post.

I suspect Woodward is not able to be civil. Also suspect he should retire. I remember when he was working his big story and I am now old.

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:02 PM

3. He's running all over the country claiming he was threatened.

He must really be hurting for new material. Or he's turned into such a delicate, fragile flower that he should be stored immediately in a sterile hot house for his protection.

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Response to summerschild (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:47 PM

7. He is a closted GOP POS

who is outing himself.

He never acted this way with the Bush admin, and they were a lot meaner/tougher on the media than the Obama administration.

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Response to One of the 99 (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:06 PM

4. What a douchebag.

Seriously, not that Bob was ever the best journalist out there, but whining about how the WH is being mean and scaring him? Really? That's just pathetic. Obama Derangement Syndrome claims another victim ...

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Response to One of the 99 (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:12 PM

5. Sad end to him.....nt

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Response to One of the 99 (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:38 PM

6. Maybe when he reads Woodward "hears" Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone



"I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim."

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