The President has been very proud of the absence of scandal in his administration, and rightly so.
Oh please. You mean, except for Gunwalker, Benghazi, Solyndra, Black Panthers, NEA propaganda, DOJ hiring, HHS campaigning, Lightsquared, and Americorps, just from the first page of hits for Obama+scandal?
What he means is:
The President has been very proud of his ability to squelch reporting of his administration’s numerous scandals, and rightly so.