Watching George Stephanopoulos conduct a friendly interview with Dan Pfeiffer yesterday on the ABC News Sunday gabfest, I wondered: Who is Pfeiffer and why is he talking so fast? Pfeiffer, it turns out, is Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the President for Strategy and Communications. Pfeiffer helpfully explicated the foundational lie of Obamacare about keeping your health insurance if you like it: “If you had your plan and it hasn’t been changed or canceled, you can keep it.” Thanks, man, I really appreciate it.
Watching this segment yesterday, one other question occurred to me: What did the president know and when did he know it? I suppose we’ll get to the bottom of this obvious question around the time we hear from the American survivors of the Benghazi attack.
The Wall Street Journal made some progress in answering that question over the weekend in an article behind the Journal’s subscription paywall. The Journal article is discussed by Newbusters’ Tom Blumer here. Stephanopoulos quotes from the Journal article in the windup to his question for Pfeiffer.
So why is Pfeiffer talking so fast? It might come naturally to him, but over in Strategy and Communication you must learn that the ability to talk fast can come in really, really handy. Don’t miss this one.
Twitchy has more here.