From Special Report with Bret Baier | Friday, June 8, 2012
On President Obama’s remark Friday that the private sector is “doing fine”:
It’s a big one because you have it on tape, you show it in an ad. … Republicans will run with that. They will use the sound bite over and over… the way that McCain said in 2008, “the fundamentals of the economy are strong,” which in fact was probably right. He just got hammered on that mercilessly. It’s the out-to-touch stuff that is important because if you tag Obama with that, it neutralizes the similar attack on Romney.
On the president’s comment Friday that it is “offensive” to suggest that the White House is responsible for recent leaks of classified intelligence:
I think he will regret having made this statement the same way he will regret the idea about the private sector doing OK. If it’s offensive — the idea it would have been leaked — when we know that in the report itself it quoted White House officials, then let him prove it having a special council appointed. The key here is Dianne Feinstein. If she demands it, it will be done.
She’s the Democratic, liberal chair [of the Senate Intelligence Committee]. She is extremely angry over these leaks, she should be. And she’s the one who needs to speak out right now.
On the worsening situation in Syria:
We have outsourced our policy here not to the U.N. but to Russia. Our secretary of state says we are not going to act without the Security Council, which means Russia has a veto, which means Russia has a veto over what the United States does.
On I’ll Have Another’s being scratched from the Belmont Stakes – dashing hopes that the colt would be the first in 34 years to win the Triple Crown:
This horse will live to have an old age, which he might not have had he raced — so I’m happy he has been scratched and will live out his retirement.