So, first the Obama administration insisted that they never knew the U.S. consulate in Benghazi needed added security.

Then the State Department confirmed that the consulate had, in fact, requested additional security.

And then Joe Biden insisted during a nationally televised debate that no one told him or President Obama.

Now today, the Obama White House is defending Biden’s remarks, explaining that the requests for security in Benghazi went to the State Department and that the White House — despite being the boss of the State Department — didn’t know anything about it.

So while the Obama administration is engaged in a game of he-said/she-said finger-pointing, I can’t help but recall this poignant ad of the 2008 election cycle in which Hillary Clinton attacked then-Sen. Obama for his lack of experience in making, er, “gutsy” calls:

Flash forward four years and let’s replay this scenario given what we not now know…

It’s 3am and your unemployed college graduate is asleep on your couch. There’s a phone ringing in the White House and your vote has determined who should answer that call.

It’s ringing. And ringing. The switchboard answers.  The call gets transferred to the State Department and lands in the voicemail box of an unpaid intern.