The bumbling responses of "I don't know nothing" and one admin official today even using the "I am an idiot" defense has damaged their image as even being vaguely honest and/or competent.<quoted text>
Hoping that people remain stupid is Obama's only chance, and it may just work.
Obama has moved to the lame duck category. The Press knows this. A few like Chuck Todd tries to hold on tenuously.
The Dems in congress knows how the misconduct of IRS hit them like a sack of bricks during the Clinton era. They are in no mood to be super defenders of any Obama official playing dumb or who smacks of dishonesty. With the exception, of course, of the rank partisans who can get away with it.