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Obama Tries to Dodge Blame in VA Scandal; Keeps Shinseki

(by Keith Koffler) -- A somewhat bedraggled and not particularly angry-looking President Obama took to the briefing room today to attempt to shirk blame for the burgeoning VA scandal, saying the problem began before him and touting the “progress” he has made fixing the various messes littering the agency

What’s more, he said he continues to support Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric “Rick” Shinseki.

No doubt Shinseki will be allowed to retire peacefully in six months, like Sebelius did after the Obamacare rollout catastrophe, without the suggestion entailed in a firing that Obama made a mistake by hiring him in the first place.

But Obama nevertheless warned he might eventually decide to get rid of Shinseki, whose head is being called for from many quarters.

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