KATHLEEN PARKER: Why the ‘threat’ on Bob Woodward matters. “Drip by drip, the Obama administration has demonstrated its intolerance for dissent and its contempt for any who stray from the White House script. Yes, all administrations are sensitive to criticism, and all push back when such criticism is deemed unfair or inaccurate. But no president since Richard Nixon has demonstrated such overt contempt for the messenger.”

Some of us saw this coming. Remember the Obama Truth Squad, composed of prosecutors and law enforcement officials in Missouri intimidating Obama critics in 2008?

And note this Michael Barone piece from 2008, too.

UPDATE: More from 2008.