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Here’s a blatant example of how crooks cover for each other as they resent the light of day on their actions. Jr.jr promised – a lot – transparency.

Instead, not only do they refuse to give the list of their own guests at the White House, but they extend the protective mantle of secrecy to the criminals before them.

Obama’s DOJ (as Gibbs declared it) has some interesting arguments for why they can’t release Cheney’s documents:

“If we become a fact-finder for political enemies, they aren’t going to cooperate,” Justice Department attorney Jeffrey Smith said during a 90-minute hearing. “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.'”

Or, more likely, if the other party takes power, will they out us too, expose to ridicule?

We can’t have that! You peons can’t know what us the powerful are doing – let alone laugh at us.

And there you have it – the brotherhood of the powerful against the powerless, not even bothering to conceal it.

because as we all now, satire is the weapon of the powerless against the powerful – and the hope and change administration would not allow any weapon in our hands.

This reminds me of an interesting frame of mind Antonin Scalia revealed in a speech at Princeton University in 2001 – shortly after twisting an election:

Maybe sometimes, the Constitution is designed to protect us from the will of the people”

And here we have some follow up on that “us”…

Update

The same isn’t true of us, pawns. We can be laughed at freely. Whether is failing industries, underlings or the audience – free fodder. Go to Cinie for a good comment on tha

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