Washington's Witch of the Day

By:  James Warren

Edward Bennett Williams, who long ago was Washington’s most powerful attorney, said the capital regularly needs to burn a witch.

Ret. General Eric Shinseki is the witch du jour, though the case against the Secretary of Veterans Affairs is the health care version of the fog of war.

The truth is just not as clear as the caricature of an scandal-ensnarled federal official forsaking our military heroes.

Shinseki was under media klieg lights last week as he replaces exiting Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as the target of rage in our government-by-sound-bite.

We’ve shifted seamlessly from the Obamacare website to long waits for veterans seeking medical care and allegations of cover-ups, even deaths, at VA facilities.

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