The President as Sergeant Schultz

How is it that, time and again, the most powerful man on the planet doesn’t  seem to have a clue what is happening in his own government? Famed for never  accepting blame for anything, the more I see President Obama these days, the  more I am reminded of Sergeant Hans Schultz of the TV sitcom, “Hogan’s Heroes”,  that ran from 1965 to 1971.

The wonderful Hans Banner the actor who played the prisoner of war guard left  an indelible legacy with his repeated denials, “I know nothing. I hear nothing,  and I see nothing”; often all three at the same time to avoid being implicated  in Col. Robert E. Hogan’s manipulation of Werner Klemperer’s Col. Wilhelm Klink,  the camp commandant of Luftwaffe Stalag 13.

Obama’s way of dealing with everything has been to talk it to death and he  has been responding to questions from the press, claiming that the accusations  are all “a sideshow” or that “there’s no there, there.” It is not working. In  the case of Benghazi-Gate, his lies are so blatant that it has gone from an  embarrassment to a full-fledged cover-up.

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