Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Frost/Obama

(EDITOR's NOTE: I posted this same text below to Politico.com before/as it was being headlined on Drudge; after posting, I visited TDR and saw it headlined about the private citizen. But that's OK because great minds think alike).


Isn't there a law that prohibits the weight and power of the Office of the President from being used to target/abuse:
1) a specific private citizen or private business
And/or
2) a member of the press or "the media"?

Isn't this what Nixon was accused of doing to those on his "enemies List"? The candidate who pledged to run the most transparent administration in history has gone back in history and resurrected a “dirty tricks” team!


Where are the civil libertarians? Where are the Journalism and First Amendment professors? Where’s the ACLU?

What happened to this former editor of the Harvard Law Review? What happened to his pledge to listen to his critics?
If this has been planned and underway since October, then what does that make Obama, who stood before the world in January and promised to "... proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics."

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