The New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker wonders what’s up with all the Republican interest in getting the Secret Service back on track and strengthening security around the White House following the latest fence-jumping and entrance into the White House:
From the article:
WASHINGTON — President Obama must be touched by all the concern Republicans are showing him these days. As Congress examines security breaches at the White House, even opposition lawmakers who have spent the last six years fighting his every initiative have expressed deep worry for his security.
As Charles C.W. Cooke pointed out at National Review, Baker also wrote “it would not be all that surprising if Mr. Obama were a little wary of all the professed sympathy.”
What’s so unusual about people wanting the president and White House to be safe?
Disturbing, perhaps, but not very surprising:
Republicans are obviously in a no-win situation here: