16 May 2011

But, but, but...

...he's just so McDreamy...

When President Barack Obama took office, in 2009, he championed the cause of government transparency, and spoke admiringly of whistle-blowers, whom he described as “often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government.” But the Obama Administration has pursued leak prosecutions with a surprising relentlessness.

Including the Drake case, it has been using the Espionage Act to press criminal charges in five alleged instances of national-security leaks — more such prosecutions than have occurred in all previous Administrations combined.
Funny how that works, huh?


2 comments:

Sixth Estate said...

Sounds awfully like deja vu of up here...

Political parties of every persuasion have a convenient way of forgetting about freedom of speech when they realize we voters have given them the keys to the car.

Neo Conservative said...

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sorry, six... i have no idea what you're getting at here. you're giving president mcdreamy a pass on this? hey, how about his promise to close gitmo... or tripling predator strikes in the 'stans?

you think there's some grey area here? you need something a little more black & white?

maybe you should just go back to defending an accused rapist.

not that i understood that either.

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