AP Reporter: 8 Years In, Obama Admin Thinks They're 'The Only Smart Ones In Town'
DEREK DRAPLIN, The Daily Caller
Associated Press White House correspondent Julie Pace, responding to a recent New York Times profile of national security adviser Ben Rhodes, says that the White House will view the article as “another example of how Washington doesn’t get what the Obama administration is trying to do” because the administration thinks that “they are the only smart ones in town.”
“Since this article came out, have you talked to people at the White House?” Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday,” asked Pace.
“Yeah, I mean, you know, it’s interesting because this White House really prides themselves on being the smartest kid in the room. That’s kind of their approach to so many things, they take that approach in dealing with the media, in dealing with Capitol Hill, in dealing with think tanks.”
“I think that what you saw in this article is a little bit about how the sausage is made, which is always kind of an ugly thing to look at, but I think that they look at this article and I think that they will probably take the criticism of it, which is plenty and coming from people that are even friendly to them, as just another example of how Washington doesn’t get what the Obama administration is trying to do. They really have this attitude, frankly, that they are the only smart ones in town and the only ones who kind of understand the goals here.”