Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Secrecy - It's not just for dictators anymore

White House Silent on Abramoff Meetings


WASHINGTON - The White House is refusing to reveal details of tainted lobbyist Jack Abramoff's visits with SEARCH
President Bush
's staff.

Abramoff had "a few staff-level meetings" at the Bush White House, presidential spokesman Scott McClellan said Tuesday. But he would not say with whom Abramoff met, which interests he was representing or how he got access to the White House.

McClellan said Tuesday that he checked on it at reporters' requests, but wouldn't discuss the private staff-level meetings. "We are not going to engage in a fishing expedition," he said.

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So, let's understand:

  • US Energy Policy? A secret.
  • 9/11 testimony? A secret
  • Information on detainees and "enemy combatants"? A secret
  • How the costs of the Iraq War were calculated? A secret.
  • How the costs of the Medicare Drug Program were calculated? A secret.
  • FBI records of any investigations? A secret.
  • Bush's Texas Driver records? A secret.
  • Bush's drug use? A secret.
What does this president and his administration have to hide?

At what point do we look in the mirror and see a Soviet-style society ruled by leaders engaging in an unparalled assault on the principle of open government?


Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I've looked in that mirror and I'm sure there was someone behind it looking back - and taking notes.

2:00 PM  
Blogger The Ringmaster said...

Good point, Cap'n!

It's a one-way mirror, with the Thought Police on the other side.

5:31 PM  
Blogger rb,bushisaliar said...

I wanted to say something.... it's secret

1:45 PM  
Blogger The Ringmaster said...

rb, your secret is safe with me.

3:15 PM  

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