President Obama’s response to the multiple scandals besetting his administration has been revealing. It turns out that they have nothing to do with him: he has no idea what is going on in the Treasury Department, the Department of Justice, the State Department, the IRS, or, apparently, anywhere else, other than what he reads in the newspaper. He takes no responsibility for the actions of those whom he appointed to high office, and seems entirely indifferent to their misdeeds. For a man whose job it is to run the Executive Branch, his detachment is remarkable.
Michael Ramirez sums up Obama’s absentee presidency: