President Obama addressed two ongoing scandals during a press conference today. On the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, Obama called the practice “outrageous” and promised to hold those responsible “fully accountable.” But on the editing process surrounding government talking points in the aftermath of the Benghazi attack last year, which opponents see as some sort of massive cover-up, Obama was less concerned. “The whole issue of talking points, frankly, throughout this process, has been a sideshow,” Obama insisted.
The remarks come on the same day that a PPP poll has 23 percent of Americans calling Benghazi “the biggest political scandal in American history.” Yes — even bigger than the Teapot Dome scandal, the details of which we all recall perfectly from those four minutes in sixth-grade American history class. In an amusing aside, PPP notes that 39 percent of the people who think Benghazi is the biggest scandal in American history don’t even know which country Benghazi is in.