Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Surpassing the Chimperor

The Obama Administration is going after leakers with a vengeance and a zeal that exceeded the paranoia of Darth and the Tsar of the Baboons.
In 17 months in office, President Obama has already outdone every previous president in pursuing leak prosecutions. His administration has taken actions that might have provoked sharp political criticism for his predecessor, George W. Bush, who was often in public fights with the press.
It is only through leaks that we tend to learn of the incompetence and fuckery of the government. When stories surface that show how various government agencies are screwing the pooch, the only correct course of action is to fix the fuckups, not punish those who made the fuckups public.

Prosecuting, nay, persecuting whistleblowers is an anti-freedom, anti-transparency move. It is what I expected of Chimpy. I expect better from Barry.


Phil said...

All the better to hide what is really going on.
At this point, it is Chimpy 3.0.

Chris in Seattle said...

I keep wondering when people are going to realize just how much a PHONY Barack Obama has been all along. Go back to "A constitutional scholar," supporting the further gutting of the 4th amendment through the FISA overhaul.