RUSH: Now, last night on CNN’s The Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer spoke with the chief political analyst at CNN, the one and only Gloria Borger, and Wolf was asking her about Podesta being hired. And Wolf said to her, “Podesta’s obviously a talented political guy, knows a lot of the policy stuff, Gloria. What does he bring that the president needs?” Now, listen to this.
BORGER: He can help Denis McDonough kind of figure out the flow of information and what should get to the president and what shouldn’t get to the president. One of the questions we’ve been asking over these last months is, why didn’t the president know on a variety of issues, right? And so the question, why didn’t he know about the website? Why didn’t he know about the IRS scandal? I think that John Podesta is a hand who can say, “Look, this needs to get to the president and we need to let him in on some of the secrets we’ve been keeping from him.”
RUSH: This is unbelievable! This is journalistic malpractice. This woman is actually trying to further the idea that Obama didn’t know about any of these things. Why? Is it because he’s so smart that all of this is so mundane and so unchallenging and so beneath him that he can’t be bothered with it, but now Podesta is going to teach the chief of staff how to inform the president of things? So Obama, despite all the White House meetings with the IRS people, he didn’t know the IRS was discriminating or targeting the Tea Party. He didn’t know that for three years the website was a mess. He didn’t know any of this.
He just didn’t know. And that’s because the White House was keeping secrets from the president. His chiefs of staff, they were keeping secrets, but Podesta, he knows how to make sure the chief of staff tells them. So you gotta bring in some hack who’s an expert on informing the president about what’s going on? How foolish do they think we are at CNN? You really think that we’re this dumb to accept the idea that this guy’s been hired because only he knows how to tell somebody how to tell the president something? This is an insult to everybody’s intelligence.