WH to Krauthammer: Hey, sorry for calling you a liar about that Churchill bust when you were totally right

Surprising, but when you pick a fight this dumb and meaningless, it’s probably best just to cut your losses and move on.

Next up: An apology for the stimulus?


I take your criticism seriously and you are correct that you are owed an apology. There was clearly an internal confusion about the two busts and there was no intention to deceive. I clearly overshot the runway in my post. The point I was trying to make – under the belief that the Bust in the residence was the one previously in the Oval Office– was that this oft repeated talking point about the bust being a symbol of President Obama’s failure to appreciate the special relationship is false. The bust that was returned was returned as a matter of course with all the other artwork that had been loaned to President Bush for display in his Oval Office and not something that President Obama or his Administration chose to do. I still think this is an important point and one I wish I had communicated better.

A better understanding of the facts on my part and a couple of deep breaths at the outset would have prevented this situation. Having said all that, barring a miracle comeback from the Phillies I would like to see the Nats win a world series even if it comes after my apology


Dan Pfeiffer

Six words, my friends. Think carefully before you respond: “Dan Pfeiffer, White House press secretary.” Huh? Am I right or am I right?

Here’s Krauthammer reacting tonight on “Special Report.”

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Jazz Shaw 5:31 PM on December 01, 2022