Friday, March 7, 2008

Just what we need

Another 4 or 8 years of a presidency full of secrecy and obfuscation.

From USA Today:
Federal archivists at the Clinton Presidential Library are blocking the release of hundreds of pages of White House papers on pardons that the former president approved.

The archivists' decision, based on guidance provided by Bill Clinton that restricts the disclosure of advice he received from aides, prevents public scrutiny of documents that would shed light on how he decided which pardons to approve from among hundreds of requests.

These records would "shed light" on how Clinton pardoned Marc Rich, fugitive tax evader, who only coincidentally contributed $450,000 to Clinton's presidential library fund. I have no doubt that some of this stuff would prove embarrassing to the Clintons. Too bad. Some might suggest that a better way of avoiding embarrassment might be to not do such embarrassing things in the first place, rather than use these bullshit maneuvers to avoid people finding out more about them.

As the Obama campaign mentions, if Hillary Clinton isn't "willing to be open with (voters) on these issues now, why would she be open as president?" Answer: she won't. Perhaps neither will Obama, but we don't know that yet.

1 comment:

Kingfish said...

The one thing that just irritates me about Hillary is she took money from the health care special interests. I cannot understand how she can take money from them and then project a plan for universal health care.

Obama is a bullshit artist, but historically those seem to make the best presidents.