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  • Why Gene Sperling Is Bob Woodward's Worst Nightmare

    After Bob Woodward revealed that a White House official told him he would "regret" saying Barack Obama is negotiating the sequester in bad faith, the internet rage-o-sphere demanded to know the identity of this goon and the nature of his threat.

    Now we know: the thug in question is Director of the National Economic CouncilĀ Gene Sperling, and his vicious email to Woodward begins: "I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today."

    If that doesn't make your blood run cold, this will: "I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim." Ooooh. That sounds like… a warning that a journalist may be getting the story wrong, not a threat. Then again, this Gene Sperling is a very intimidating character:

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Bob Woodward, Gene Sperling, Media, Sequester