That's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Back On The Court" from last night and this is from Hillary is 44's "WikiLeaks Wiki Wacky - The Case For Leaks:"
As always in our analysis we go back to first principles and ask “what is good for the American people and the American system of government?” Our answer is that the American people deserve as much information as a sovereign people need in order to have a government of, by, and for, the people. Our answer is that American governments come and go but that the American system of government is what matters. In our system of government the American people are sovereign.
The American people elect American governments but over the centuries the American government often thinks more of its self-preservation and its benefits than what is good for the people. Secrecy is adored by governments which prefer to act with impunity and as little oversight as possible. Governments perpetuate secrecy and claim it is done to carry on the people’s business but too often the real purpose of the secrecy is convenience and ease – not to mention a way to avoid scrutiny. The American people are the rulers and government officials but the servants of the people.
As regards the “revelations” in the latest WikiLeaks document dump we do have to ask “Why is this material secret?” and “Is this material really secret?”
Is it really a secret and should it be a secret that many Arab governments say one thing in public and say something else in private? Is it really a secret that there are a lot of stupid officials, a lot of corrupt officials, in countries all over the world? Are the names of the stupid and/or corrupt officials really unknown? The answer is that the only ones purposely kept out of the information loop and deprived of hard information are the ones that really matter – the American people.
Should the American people know the full complexity of the world around us? Perhaps if American had been better informed they would not have tolerated a boob in the White House, planted there by people like Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, etc.
We need WikiLeaks. We need to know what our government is doing. We used to think that mattered. Of course, if we're honest, that was thought to matter most back in the early days when the voting pool was smaller and more 'select.' Apparently an informed public doesn't refer to all of us because WikiLeaks is informing and our government is having a freak-fest.
Not Your Sweetie had a really interesting post about a columnist writing about Barack portrayed in Richard Wolffe's latest 'book:"
This being NY Post, I am amused by the “Nanny President” – and immediately wonder: who are the babies?
The anecdote illustrating this is largely irrelevant and picked to fit a talking point:
Obama orders an overweight staffer to eat the salad for lunch.
To me, this is actually a bit surprising, to see Obama notices someone else than himself.
It’s the other excerpt that feeds into Obama’s personality
While talking about his researching the White House library for the wisdom of his predecessors, Obama delivers a Reagan quote which he mis-attributes to Lincoln (isn’t it interesting how he draws all his inspiration from the Rs?)
Can you believe that? Barack ORDERS someone working for him to have the salad?
That's grounds to file charges. What an employee eats or doesn't eat isn't any business of the employer.
It's very telling and -- to me anyway -- more telling than the rest of the observations.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"