Thursday, December 18, 2003

Say what?

Today, unlike yesterday, I figured I should make the effort to peek in on the comments after I post something. Sure enough, I can't get more than a half dozen comments into it before I'm overcome with the need to jump into the fray.

But, unlike any normal day, I'm keeping the precious warm and I can't resist making this response in the main window.

Power is funny that way.

Anyway, to the post below Carnovsky has this to say:

Oh, how I wish we were still in the mid-90s when the administration was oh so forthcoming with documents that could be used against them.

But, Democrats have always been for complete disclosure! We have always been at war with Oceania!

To which I would just like to point out this:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge handed the [Bush] Justice Department a victory this week by upholding the Bush administration's request to keep secret documents about pardons President Clinton considered during his final days in office.

In a 14-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler said the "presidential communications privilege" invoked by President Bush's lawyers should be preserved to allow aides to give their most candid advice in confidence.

Maybe Carnovsky should just change his name to Winston Smith now and save us all the confusion.