Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Most Transparent Administration Evar

Except not.

Yeah, I know Mr. the President Obama's presented-in-secret transparency award made the chuckling rounds of our corner of the blogosphere awhile back already; this latest complaint, however, comes from his own pet Left* (as appears to increasingly be the case): one D. Ellsberg, et al, in the frikkin' Guardian.

Think he'll listen?

* Y'know, in a number of ways, I'd be way nicer to the Left if their leaders lived up to their own hyperbole when elected. If, instead of or in addition to merely tellin' me they were gonna End The War (whichever The War happens to be on at the time) an' conduct the Affairs of State in the Clear, Clean Light of Day sans all skulking and skullduggery, eternally eschewing the cloak, the dagger and even fibbing, they actually went and did it, they would find no greater cheerleader than me. But the reality is, all their sneers at their GOPposition's use of sneaking appear to be in reality over the way the Right is not very good at getting away with it. And that's just sad. I'm sure I'll get one of those "But Teh Gummint has just got to have sekrets!" lectures. I'm not so sure that's true; it might inhibit the foreign adventuring but I see that as more of a feature than a problem.


BobG said...

From what I've seen, the Left seems to be doing all the things that they warned us the Right would do if we didn't put the Left in charge.

Drang said...

Paging Professor Reynolds...

And it's true, some things are best kept secret.
And it's against the law to abuse the privilege of classifying stuff.
Don't know that anyone's ever been prosecuted for it.

og said...

The left simply follows the Alinsky 'Rules for radicals" playbook, and follows it to the letter. it works on the right, because some on the right still have the courage of their convictions. It would never work on the left, because when you expose their hypocrisy they simply shrug and say "So?"

Whether it's a good thing or not, all governments will always have secrets. Some of those secrets would probably make half the population piss itself in terror.

WV: toryoksm. Not going there.