Yeah, I know -- what else is new. But I want to notice how Obama has responded to other "ongoing investigations" when there are political points to be scored. Why the silence on the Secret Service scandal?
Like this case in which Obama was more than willing to jump in despite the fact that there was an ongoing investigation of the matter.
Interestingly enough, it turned out that the Cambridge police acted appropriately.
And then there is this more current case.
After starting out by saying he has to be careful not to interfere with this case, Obama proceeded to comment anyway and take sides on the case.
But now, when there is a case that he actually has some business talking about -- not merely because it was his bodyguards who appear to have "acted stupidly", but also because he is the head of the Executive branch and is ultimately responsible for the failings of the Secret Service -- Obama has his spokesdrone say this.
"This is matter that is being looked in an appropriate manner by the Secret Service itself. It would not be appropriate for the president to characterize something being looking into the Secret Service at this time. All I can tell you is that it was -- he was made aware of it, but beyond that i'm not going to characterize his reaction," Carney said on Saturday afternoon.
I guess there are just no votes to be gained by speaking here -- after all, how can he stoke the fires of racial division by talking about Secret Service Agents and hookers?