Dick Durbin and the White House Squirm Out of a Lie


Rob Nabors

Rob Nabors as he wins one for the gipper

Dick Durbin said a major Republican leader told Mr. Obama that he couldn’t stand to look at him. Durbin even put the accusation on his Facebook page. John Boehner denied it and the White House denied it. Read the story on this link.

There were calls for Durbin to apologize, which he would never do. There were rumors that Dirty Harry gave Durbin the misinformation.

No Democrat will apologize to any Republican or any Conservative. It will not happen with the new breed of ‘civil’ Democrats. Besides, they want the lie out there.

Today, Politico has the answer. It was a botched phone conversation between a White House underling, Deputy White House chief of staff Rob Nabors.

The White House issued a statement Thursday saying “we regret the misunderstanding” about Sen. Dick Durbin’s account of a meeting between House Republicans and President Barack Obama.

“While the quote attributed to a Republican lawmaker in the House GOP meeting with the President is not accurate, there was a miscommunication when the White House read out that meeting to Senate Democrats, and we regret the misunderstanding,” a White House official said in an email.

What is the likelihood that a phone call could be that misunderstood?

The White House has no more to say. Durbin doesn’t have to apologize. Nabors will probably be in line for a promotion for falling on his sword. Republicans are left without an apology. It’s a win-win for Democrats who got the lie out there, a lie that is still circulating.