January 5, 2007

Paging Orwell

What do you do when information is harmful to your administration? You simply make the information invisible.
The White House and the Secret Service quietly signed an agreement last spring in the midst of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal declaring that records identifying visitors to the White House are not open to the public.
This administration seems to think that the law is only what they think it is. I still remember when my Republican relatives and friends complained vociferously about Clinton and his high handedness. Doesn't Clinton--even with Monica--seem like a responsible, respectful and moral President by comparison?

Of course, as you might guess, this is not the only time this White House has politicized information. TPM has a good list here.

Perhaps all of this is leading to a slow recognition even among the slow. Tucker Carlson was chatting about Harriet Miers' resignation as proof of how cynical her SC nomination was. The President thought she could be on the highest court, but is not a good enough lawyer to protect the President from the oncoming onslaught of subpoenas and lawsuits.

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