Sensible political strategy calls for exploiting the existence of a crisis by using it as an opportunity (excuse) to pursue policies you want, whether or not they are the best responses to the specific crisis.
We cannot have a Chief of Staff more concerned with political implications than national security. I can only hope his replacement will more rightly understand the role of the nation's most important intelligence officer.
This is an administration put in office on a campaign pledge of practicality over ideology. In the Fox case, it is treading on ideological terrain. I don't think it's the job of Obama's top staff to use government time to go after Fox.