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Krauthammer's Impressed With Obama's IRS Answers: He Makes Bill Clinton's Parsing Look Unsophisticated

"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is."

AP

President Barack Obama during a press conference on Thursday addressed the recent scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups.

But his remarks left much to be desired.

“Can you assure the American people that nobody in the White House knew about the agency’s actions before your Counsel’s Office found out on April 22nd?” a reporter asked the president.

“I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the IG report before the IG report had been leaked through the press,” the president said.

Well, she didn’t actually ask about the inspector general’s report. Come to think of it, he didn’t even answer for the White House. He only answered for himself.

And we’re not the only ones who think the president’s answer was overly cautious and lacking in substance.

Conservative columnist and commentator Charles Krauthammer thinks the president’s rhetorical handling of the IRS scandal makes even Bill Clinton (the same man who famously said “It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is”) look unsophisticated:

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