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Does Obama Know Who Brian Terry Is?

By on 6.22.12 | 12:31PM

Yesterday, Jake Tapper asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about a statement released by the family of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry objecting to President Obama's decision to exercise executive privilege concerning documents pertaining to the Fast & Furious Scandal.

Carney replied with his characteristic snarky spin that Fast & Furious was the fault of the Bush Administration and that Attorney General Eric Holder was the one who put to stop to it. But then Carney ended his response by stating, "That is why we have provided Congress every document that pertains to the operation itself that is at issue here when you talk about the family that you referred to."

Thank goodness Tapper interjected to say, "The Terry family."

Well, this is what happens your son doesn't look like President Obama. Now imagine the fury that would have followed if one of George W. Bush's press secretaries couldn't remember the name of a soldier who had died in Iraq. Then again it is probably just as well that it was Carney who said "the family that you referred to". If it was President Obama, he'd have probably called Terry a "corpseman". Come to think of it, does President Obama even know who Brian Terry is? Or for that matter Jaime Zapata?

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