Ooh, them’s fightin’ words from former Obama administration National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor.

Dylan Byers of Politico pointed out the White House connection:

What’s the deal? Politico isn’t exactly The American Spectator when it comes to how they’ve reported on the Obama administration, and “sh*t” is the thanks they get from a former staffer?

Thin skin at Politico, according to Vietor:

Vietor should understand why those at Politico who are still sporting calluses from carrying Obama’s water these past few years could be understandably upset by his comment.

In an apparent attempt to bring the flap to a peaceful close, Politico’s Glenn Thrush’s response used semantics to forgive and forget: