As Twitchy reported, President Obama was only too glad to answer questions this afternoon at a press conference — provided the questions were from reporters on Jay Carney’s pre-approved list. As the presser dragged on, viewers were left wondering whether anyone would dare force the president to explain his actions.

Fortunately for us, one pre-approved reporter managed to slip by the White House’s embargo on tough questions.

https://twitter.com/jrsalzman/status/387657037867253761

And the winner is … Mark Knoller:

It’s about damn time.

A great question, indeed. And it’s one that deserves a proper, honest response. Unfortunately, this is Barack Obama we’re dealing with, so we didn’t get one.

And President Petulance needs political heat — as long as it’s directed at someone else. While Obama was busy bobbing and weaving around the heart of Knoller’s question, he actually revealed we’ve known along: his sole objective is to inflict as much pain as possible and hold the GOP responsible.

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/387658091451252736

Bingo. This is all about spite, pure and simple. Anyone expecting the buck passer in chief to willingly take responsibility for his actions is foolish — but Knoller’s no fool:

Says it all.

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Twitchy coverage of Mark Knoller