Kirsten Powers or Bill Kristol? On the Obama administration scandals: “These are all bad — it’s bad behavior by people in the government. In each of these situations. I mean, nothing about Benghazi imputes anything bad upon liberalism. This is specific to the administration mishandling something.”

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

SNL’s: Seth Meyers or Dan Pfeiffer? ” ‘Irrelevant’ where Obama was during Benghazi Consulate attack.’”

Bob Woodward or Karl Rove? “Well, I think on the whole Benghazi thing. You look at those talking points and, I mean, the initial draft by the CIA very explicitly said we know that activists who have ties to al-Qaeda who’re involved in the attack. And then you see what comes out a couple of days later and there is no reference to this. This is a business where you have to tell the — the truth and that did not happen here.”

New Yorker or National Review? “President Obama used his weekly radio address on Saturday to reassure the American people that he has ‘played no role whatsoever’ in the U.S. government over the past four years.”

Associated Press CEO Gary Pruitt or Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)? ” “I really don’t know what their motive was. I know what the message they are sending was — if you talk to the press we are going to go after you.”

Bob Schieffer or Chris Wallace? To Dan Pfeiffer: “Why are you here today? Why isn’t the White House chief of staff here to tell us what happened? . . . When Osama bin Laden was killed, the president didn’t waste any time getting out there and telling people about it. But with all of these things, when these things happen, you seem to send out officials many times who don’t even seem to know what has happened. And I use as an example of that Susan Rice, who had no connection whatsoever to the events that took place in Benghazi, and yet she was sent out, appeared on this broadcast, and other Sunday broadcasts, five days after it happens. … The bottom line is what she told the American people that day bore no resemblance to what had happened on the ground in an incident where four Americans were killed.”

Bob Woodward or Sen. Mitch McConnell? “Actually, there is a culture of intimidation throughout the administration. The IRS is just the most recent example. Let me just recount a few for your audience. Over at HHS, back during the Obamacare debate, Secretary Sebelius sent out a directive to health insurance companies telling them they couldn’t inform their policyholders of what they thought the impact of Obamacare would be on them. Now she’s trying to shake them down for contributions in effect to a group to go out and try to convince the public that they should love Obamacare. Over at the FCC, there have been efforts by Obama appointees to– to shut down or make difficult people who are seeking to buy advertising to criticize the administration. Over at the SEC, the Obama appointees have been engaged in an effort to make it difficult for corporations to exercise their First Amendment, political rights. . . . It’s no wonder that the agents and the IRS sort of get the message. The president demonizes his opponent[s].”

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.