AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
If they'll do it to the AP then of course they'll do it to political opponents.
The claim here is that there was some huge threat to the American people that involved a reporter leaking something. It's hard to imagine what that might be, but considering the multifold and various lies we've gotten from this administration on Benghazi, Gunwalker, IRS, etc., I find distrust of this administration's motives to be completely rational.
“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
No one should be targeted by governmental agencies for political activities so long as they stay nuetral and do not inflict harm on others in some way.
Seems completely legit.Kelly O'Donnell@KellyO
AG Holder says he did not inform WH he recused himself in @ap case, did not do so in writing and cannot say when he did so.
"This was a very serious — a very serious leak, a very, very serious leak. I’ve been a prosecutor since 1976 and I have to say that this is among — if not the most serious, it is within the top two or three most serious leaks that I’ve ever seen. It put the American people at risk. And that is not hyperbole. It put the American people at risk."
"Other than that, I really don't know know a thing about it."
Last edited by Taylor; 05-15-13 at 02:04 PM.