While studiously avoiding and evading any investigation of Barack Obama’s “youth” (i.e. the period prior to his running for President) or devoting resources to any of the many scandals (selling guns to Mexican drug lords, politicizing along racial lines the Justice Department, etc.) which would have been front page day after day in another administration, WaPo devoted months and resources to investigating what Mitt Romney did in high school.

But WaPo is acting like an amateur.  This should have dropped the day before the Republican National Convention or a major debate; or worst case, four days before the election.

To drop the “Romney was mean in high school” story now shows that WaPo has lost a little of its touch.

Speaking of amateurs, Bill Clinton thinks Obama is one:

Bill Clinton thought so little of President Obama — mocking him as an “amateur” — that he pressed his wife last summer to quit her job as secretary of  state and challenge him in the primaries, a new book claims,

“The country needs you!” the former president told Hillary Clinton, urging  her to run this year, according to accounts of the conversation included in  Edward Klein’s new biography of Obama.

The title of Klein’s explosive, unauthorized bio of Obama, “The Amateur” (Regnery Publishing), was taken directly from Bill Clinton’s bombshell criticism  of the president, the author said.

“Barack Obama,” Bill Clinton said, according to book excerpts, “is an  amateur.”

The withering criticism is incredible, given the fact that Bill Clinton is  actively campaigning for Obama’s re-election.

But according to the book, Bill Clinton unloaded on Obama and pressed Hillary  to run against her boss during a gathering in the ex-president’s home office in  Chappaqua last August that included longtime friends, Klein said.

“The economy’s a mess, it’s dead flat. America has lost its Triple-A rating .  . . You know better than Obama does,” Bill said.

I disagree.  Obama’s no amateur.  He plays the “crisis” thing like it’s the last fiddle left on earth.

It’s worked so far.  Even if not a single additional law is passed, Obama has the authority via Obamacare and Dodd-Frank to do pretty much whatever he wants to almost every aspect of your life  via regulation and Executive Order if he gets reelected.

Julia needs Obama now more than ever, and she can afford to donate to his campaign, because she’s not going to have to pay her own way through life.