Had enough yet?

If you’re still thinking that Obama is your friend, if you’re still thinking that somehow he offers up something other than “hope”, well here’s one of those little stories that could be the proverbial straw-that-breaks-the-camel’s-back.

I wish I was making this up.  I wish this was actually from The Onion.  But it isn’t.

Judge rejects argument Cheney needs to be shielded from Daily Show


“Justice Department lawyers told the judge that future presidents and vice presidents may not cooperate with criminal investigations if they know what they say could become available to their political opponents and late-night comics who would ridicule them.”

This is the Obama administration, folks.  This is not the Bush/Cheney administration.  This is Obama’s Justice Department doing this.

Upon reading this, my first instinct was to just turn away from the computer and not come back for a good long time.  

But I thought I’d share it here first.


“If we become a fact-finder for political enemies, they aren’t going to cooperate,” Justice Department attorney Jeffrey Smith said. “I don’t want a future vice president to say, `I’m not going to cooperate with you because I don’t want to be fodder for ‘The Daily Show.'”

This is a sad time for America.  Very sad indeed.

We need a new party.  This one is exactly like the other one.

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  1. We have created the same diary.  Yours hadn’t published yet when I started mine.  Should I delete?  

  2. like that. It is actually in their best interest if they got this kind of injunction. The fact they were never going to win does not let them off the hook for trying to defend the interests of the government.

    That is how the law is set up, you have to defend your client with whatever you can. This is pretty lame and suggests to me they were not trying very hard. Which is about as good as it gets in terms of not supporting the position.  

    • Arctor on June 20, 2009 at 1:23 am

    he’s doing, no? Oh he’s just so awesome, if only I could find a way to get my campaign contributions back I would sponsor Dubya for Law School so he could gain some of Obama’s brilliance!

  3. for the DoJ’s suppressive agenda is getting lamer and lamer. This one boarders on the comical/absurd itself. How can we  this administration expect anyone with a brain to not see the disconnect between the noble rhetoric of it’s president and the legal arguments and policies it promotes? How can it defend positions like this?  Once again it’s surreal time. My lying eyes see the slight of hands, while I’m once again told that day is night. I also read the other day that they are going to stop logging in who comes to the WH, codifying and using Cheney’s bs excuse for dirty deals.        

    • Viet71 on June 22, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Lawyers making an argument in which they don’t believe.

    Sorry.

    Lawyers aren’t supposed to do that.

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