Why didn't he know?
Also during the press conference Obama did a slick segue away from the subject of bribing Sestak to not run.
And yet, the president said he didn’t know whether Liz Birnbaum had resigned or been fired.
“Now, with respect to Ms. Birnbaum, I found out about her resignation today,” Obama said. “So I don't know the circumstances in which this occurred.”
That explanation flummoxed reporters in the room, who seemed surprised to learn that the president wouldn’t know exactly what had happened to one of the key figures in an ongoing federal emergency – the one he was holding a news conference on at that very moment.
The news of Birnbaum’s departure broke publicly more than two hours before Obama stepped into the East Room. ........."