Quote of the Day: Obama Fights Back

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From the White House, responding to Sen. Kit Bond’s call for the resignation of counterterrorism chief John Brennan:

Through his pathetic attack on a counter-terrorism professional like John Brennan who has spent his lifetime protecting this country under multiple Administrations, Senator Bond sinks to new depths in his efforts to put politics over our national security.

This is quite correct. Bond’s attack on Brennan was shameless. But it was also wearily predictable. What’s more interesting is that apparently this is what it takes to really get the White House worked up. This is about as testy as I’ve ever seen them. Via Spencer Ackerman.

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