One of the least remarked upon aspects of the Obama presidency has been the lack of scandals. Since Watergate, presidential and executive branch scandal has been an inescapable feature of the American presidency, but the current administration has not yet suffered a major scandal…
Yup there is absolutely no sign at all of anything even resembling the least bit of something you can even think of calling a scandal or even considering referring to as scandal in the Obama administration.
I would like to point out to Mr. Nyhan that instapundit is a link aggregation site, so each of those links actually go to OTHER SITES that have been covering scandals that Nr. Nyhan hasn’t noticed. J. Christian Adams, Black Panthers, ATF, Eric Holder? Never heard of them….tell me Brendan how do you define a scandal?
…which I define as a widespread elite perception of wrongdoing.
The elites? Your waiting for the elites? The same elites who ignored the John Edwards Scandal, are you actually kidding me?
To see how absolutely blind he is you have to read this section
In the 1977-2008 period, the longest that a president has gone without having a scandal featured in a front-page Washington Post article is 34 months – the period between when President Bush took office in January 2001 and the Valerie Plame scandal in October 2003. Obama has already made it almost as long despite the lack of a comparable event to the September 11 terrorist attacks. Why?
You are defining the absence of a scandal based on the Washington Post? A MSM media organ that would rather crawl on broken glass than hit Obama, the home of the Journolist?
Only a person totally clueless in media reality could have written this, which guarantees the MSM will pick this up and run with it boldly.