Axelrod Can't Handle MTP Interrogation

On Meet the Press Sunday, David Gregory kicked David Axelrod around the studio on the president's failure to embrace the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction committee's recommendation.

It would have been savaged and torn apart... I think we're going to get there by next year... we are going to pursue many of the principles contained in the plan...

Axelrod - the Obama campaign and policy tycoon - spewed attacks, excuses and distortions - all business as usual. What was different was that he wasn't very comfortable or effective as he tried to cover for the decision to ignore the recommendations.