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Letter: White House leadership missing

Published: Sunday, June 2, 2013 2:00 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Can anyone truly be surprised at President Obama’s reaction to the three Washington scandals that recently unfolded? His responses certainly did not surprise me.

Whether we examine the IRS scandal of targeting a wide variety of groups and individuals, the Department of Justice's invasion into Associated Press phone records or the administration's inept handling of the Benghazi crisis, the response is the same: "I don't know anything."

What is disturbing is how little the president or his administration seems to know about these scandals. Nobody in the administration knew about the IRS scandal and they still cannot get their stories straight on the Benghazi crisis.

It is my desire that members of Congress, from both political parties, investigate these recent scandals and take action to hold those responsible accountable.

Obama's inability to lead and his hands-off method of governing is beginning to catch up with us. His refusal to bring people of opposing views together to compromise demonstrates his ineffective leadership skills.

Even though White House leadership has been "missing in action," we are still owed answers to the following questions: Were other groups or individuals targeted based on political ideology by the IRS? Was the AP the only news organization to be secretly combed or has the DOJ been doing this to others as well?

Here’s hoping we get some answers.

Doug StickelsWheaton

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