I look forward to howls ofRepublican outrage over this:
access to names of visitors to the White House, taking up the Bush
administration argument that a president doesn’t have to reveal who
comes calling to influence policy decisions.
President Barack Obama’s pledge to introduce a new era of transparency
to Washington, and despite two rulings by a federal judge that the
records are public, the Secret Service has deniedmsnbc.com’s request for the names of all White House visitors from Jan. 20 to the present. It also denied
a narrower request
by the nonpartisan watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and
Ethics in Washington, which sought logs of visits by executives of coal
CREW says it will file a lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Secret Service.
You know, all along during arguments with wingnuts they kept assuming this was all Bush Derangement Syndrome, that the only reason anybody wanted to know anything was to mess with Bush. Well, now it’s turned back around, because what we said then is coming true: these weren’t just powers we didn’t want Bush to have. They’re powers we didn’t want ANYBODY to have. Too bad it’s going to take a Democrat screwing this up to get ’em on board with that idea.