Thus Helen Thomas, the matriarch of the Washington press corps:
Following a testy exchange during today’s briefing with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas told CNSNews.com that not even Richard Nixon tried to control the press the way President Obama is trying to control the press.
“Nixon didn’t try to do that,” Thomas said. “They couldn’t control (the media). They didn’t try.
“What the hell do they think we are, puppets?” Thomas said. “They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants. We pay them.”
The transcript of the exchange is worth reading, or you can go here and watch it.
The serious question now beginning to be asked by honest observers is whether the Obama administration actually discerns any difference between campaigning and governing.
But you wouldn't expect somebody who'd run a post entitled Nixon would have aborted Obama to get the irony, would you?