Secretary Gates’s STFU Policy
Yesterday, 3:09 PM
“‘I have a new strategic communications approach to recommend,’ Gates said in his trademark droll tones, according to an account later provided by his colleagues.
“What was that, Donilon asked?
“‘Shut the f@*k up,’ the defense secretary said.”
Gates is a Republican (a holdover from the Bush administration), so this pushback on Obama’s constant leaking for political purposes isn’t too surprising, but even Senate Dems are starting to get annoyed. One of my own Senators, Diane Fienstein is pushing back.