Are There Political Consequences to Bergdahl Debacle?

By Ed Rogers, Washington Post - March 27, 2015

Well, we finally got a glimpse of what it takes to get fired at the White House these days. If you dare to arrange flowers — presumably roses included — in a fashion that doesn’t suit the powers that be, you get escorted from the building and kicked to the curb. But if you use the Rose Garden to make the president look foolish, you’re safe. That’s right: We learned the White House florist was unceremoniously kicked out of her job in February by a White House that obviously felt she had done some disservice to the president. However, the genius who approved and set up that Rose Garden news conference, in which President Obama stood by while Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s off-kilter father spoke Pashto in order to communicate unfiltered to the Taliban, seems to be secure in his or her job.

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