There are times when “Dog does not bite man” is news, as when the dog is considered rabid. This is apparently the case now.
Thursday several GOP leaders were at the White House and, according to Patrick O’Connor at Politico, they did not mention Janet Napolitano, much less call for her head to be delivered on a silver tray.
O’Connor writes, “Conservatives are still incensed about a Homeland Security memo that draws attention to the possible threat of “right-wing extremists” here in the U.S. But Democrats and other Napolitano supporters argue the memo itself originated with the Bush administration. On Wednesday night, a quartet of seething conservative Republicans, led by Texas Rep. John Carter, spent an hour on the House floor trying to make a case for Obama to remove his secretary of Homeland Security. Other colleagues have echoed those complaints, but many fellow Republicans were eager for this whole episode to blow over. Even Boehner questioned the origins of the memo itself — while calling on Napolitano to offer Congress a more complete explanation.”
Postscript: In researching this quick piece I stumbled across this list of those attending a “bipartisan” reception held at the White House on Thursday night. Well… I guess whenever two or three are gathered, the spirit of bipartisanship can be claimed.