"Bob Woodward Emails Show White House 'Threat' Was Not So Threatening"
"Bob Woodward may have thought that top White House economic adviser Gene Sperling was threatening him in an email exchange, but that's certainly not how Woodward responded to the email, Politico revealed Thursday."
"Sperling -- who he did not name at the time -- had told him he'd "regret" moving forward with his narrative, Woodward said, making it clear that he saw this as a threat."
"On Thursday morning, Politico released the text of the email exchange between Woodward and Sperling. The emails look to be a far cry from the kind of thuggery that Woodward implied."
"Here's an excerpt from Sperling:
I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. I do understand your problems with a couple of our statements in the fall -- but feel on the other hand that you focus on a few specific trees that gives a very wrong perception of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here. But I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post. I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim ... My apologies again for raising my voice on the call with you. Feel bad about that and truly apologize."
"Woodward, who would later profess to be unnerved by Sperling's email, replied very calmly:
Gene: You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up because you are making your points and you believe them. This is all part of a serious discussion. I for one welcome a little heat; there should more given the importance. I also welcome your personal advice."
"Feb. 28, 2013, 10:38 AM"
"And Now, Even Conservatives Are Turning On Bob Woodward's Claims"
"Fox News host Brit Hume tweeted that he found it "hard to imagine" Woodward felt threatened by Sperling"
Hawcreek12 team "will regret that claim." There was that such a threat to say? I think it isn't even a pfennig's worth of threat. The Pope makes worse threats to God at prayer time than that. It isn't a threat at all.
Then there's scalia's remark, WTH is wrong with these people, Obama is in like Flynn already, don't they know they are making people vote against them even more?