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Bob Woodward vs. the White House: Who's right in 'sequester' smackdown? (+video)

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Bob Woodward and the White House have suddenly become embroiled in a very public shoving match over stuff the legendary Washington Post reporter has said about the origin and nature of the "sequester."

Mr. Woodward says the administration is being touchy and aggressive and trying to intimidate him. “They have to be willing to live in the world where they’re challenged,” he told Politico’s Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei on Wednesday.

President Obama’s supporters in essence say Woodward is a has-been who doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

Ex-Obama senior adviser David Plouffe on Twitter Wednesday night wrote, “Watching Woodward last 2 days is like my imagining my idol [Phillies 3rd baseman] Mike Schmidt facing live pitching again. Perfection gained once is rarely repeated.”

Who’s right here? This is a squabble for which official Washington is buying popcorn, pulling up a chair, and taking sides, after all.


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