White House in crisis mode?

November 11, 2013 / The New York Times

From the New York Times:

President Obama was seething. Two weeks after the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov, Mr. Obama gathered his senior staff members in the Oval Office for what one aide recalled as an "unsparing" dressing-down.

The public accepts that technology sometimes fails, the president said, but he had personally trumpeted that HealthCare.gov would be ready on Oct. 1, and it wasn’t.

"If I had known," Mr. Obama said, according to the aide, "we could have delayed the website."

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