Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Shubert is on the other foot 

In yet another illustration of the difference between campaigning and governing, the Obama administration invoked the state secrets privilege in the Shubert case (relating to "warrantless wiretapping") in San Francisco in federal district court on Friday. Attorney General Eric Holder's statement is here, in which he comes close to saying, "Hey, when we invoke state secrets privilege, we do it the right way, and we're reluctant, and we feel bad about doing it, so it's cool. The Bush administration liked to do it, it made them feel good, so that wasn't cool." But I kid. The AG made the correct call here, so CWCID.

Over at Powerline, John Hinderaker comments:
The only possible conclusion, I think, is that Barack Obama (who criticized the NSA program during the campaign), James Risen, Eric Lichtblau, Bill Keller, the Pulitzer Prize committee and countless other liberals owe the Bush administration an apology.
That is a low probability event.

CWCID: Powerlineblog


By Anonymous MarkJ, at Sat Oct 31, 10:11:00 PM:

"The only possible conclusion, I think, is that Barack Obama...and countless other liberals owe the Bush administration an apology."

Nawww, that won't happen because for Lord Zero to apologize would be to concurrently admit that much of his entire Weltanschauung is, and has been, wrong.

And demi-gods aren't supposed to wrong, are they?  

By Blogger Gary Rosen, at Sun Nov 01, 05:10:00 AM:

Actually, TH, I think you were kidding only when you said "I kid".  

By Blogger Noumenon, at Mon Nov 02, 01:31:00 AM:

Actually, it's Obama who owes the liberals an apology. They are still right and he is wrong. But they should have known better than to think he would do anything about the war or the surveillance state -- that is what America is, the system won't let you take the reins if you threaten to dismantle it.  

By Blogger Brian, at Mon Nov 02, 11:07:00 AM:

As an Obama supporter, I think he should be ashamed of himself and his administration. I agree with Noumenon.  

Post a Comment

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?