We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post offers three varying explanations for the muddle of Obama administration reactions and statements to the attack on our consulate in Benghazi: Ideological Denial, Willful Deception, and Simple Incompetence. Rubin neatly sums up each. Notice, Rubin does not say "competing" but "variations" of explanations. IMHO, all three apply. Her column is worth reading before tomorrow night's presidential debate over foreign policy, to help cut through the chaff that will surely be tossed out by Obama.