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Thursday, February 28, 2013

A threat from the office of the POTUS? You bet it's important

  By now, informed citizens will have heard about the Woodward/Sperling controversy. Woodward felt threatened by a comment White Administration aide Eugene Sperling made to the effect of "you'll regret this." 
  The press has jumped on the bandwagon, saying Woodward has blown it out of proportion; Rush said the comment sounded innocuous but he had to believe it since that is the way Woodward took it.
   I guess I would say this.
  This is the office of the President of the United States.
  The POTUS has--apparently far more than any other presidency--access to the IRS, the FBI, Homeland Security, the DHS....and on and on and on.
  Including drones.
  Do we not think these offices wield an incredible amount of influence on an average citizen's life?
  Has the Office of the Presidency no dignity, no decorum anymore, even publicly?
  Others have come forward to complain of White House bullying. Add to it Pfouffle's derisive tweet and you have a considerable case that the White House certainly is threatening a citizen whose job it is to keep an eye on the government.
  But that would be nothing new for this POTUS, would it.
  The point is that a perceived threat from the office of the POTUS has significant repercussions.
  We might recall what the Watergate "criminals" went to jail for and wonder.
  Isn't this worse?

1 comment:

  1. Well, here we go again. I never will understand how these jerks get away with this bull crap. I have worked for state government for years at an administrative level and cannot imagine 1) saying this stuff and 2) thinking I can get away with it by saying.... "no threat was meant"...oh my. how many lectures have we all endured where someone tells us .... "it isn't what you think that matters... it is how it is perceived by the _____"
    if it sounds like a veiled threat, looks like a veiled threat, felt like a veiled threat... then it is the Obama white house ...The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Ask Joe the plumber. Ask a question and have you personal life exposed and your tax records revealed... yep they are pretty transparent with our lives.