Two February incidents surrounding President Barack Obama suggest a paranoia exists in the White House that we have not witnessed since the gawd-awful days of Richard Nixon.
? Bob Woodward of the Washington Post and Watergate fame says presidential economic adviser Gene Sperling told the journalist he would "regret" questioning the origination of sequestration and the Obama "madness" that accompanies the issue.
? The administration repeatedly requested that pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Carson, scheduled to be the main speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast, forward a copy of his remarks to the White House prior to the doctor's presentation. Carson refused and his ultimate response was that he spoke from notes and had no hard copy of his speech.
These are in addition to the administration's positions on gun/ammunition control, organization of a political advisory committee with membership pegged at $500,000, drones over the USA and, I'm sure, sundry other items yet to come.
Of what is Mr. Obama so afraid?
Thomas C. Murphy