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    Re: Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scan

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    There's something that always bothered me about the people who had the Press Secretary job, under any administration. They strike me as sneaky little henchmen.
    Exactly. Just listen to them, listen to Josh, it's so obvious that they are running cover, and slippery as can be, nailing them down on a straight answer is like pulling hens teeth. And, being charged as the one to go before the public and defend everything an administration does is a heavy task, and PS's burn out quickly. Rarely do you see one last a term.
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    Re: Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scan

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    There's something that always bothered me about the people who had the Press Secretary job, under any administration. They strike me as sneaky little henchmen.
    Greetings, tres borrachos.

    It's got to be a difficult job, and one I could not do. Being loyal to your boss is expected and it should be so, but when they get home and look in the mirror, I wonder what they see looking back at them. Do they ever say "I'm not getting paid enough to do this ****ing job?" Being on the firing line every time they make a statement can't be easy if they have any integrity at all, and it seems they don't last long either. The stress has got to be tremendous unless they totally agree with the agenda, which goes back to the person who is telling them what to say! "Like attracts like?"

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    Re: Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scan

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    It's "old news". It's another Republican witch hunt. "There's nothing there". This is more racist hate of our president. These things never happened. Bush started it. This is how they undermine our president in times of war. The Secret Service should remain secret. These are traitors.

    I know I left a few out, but I wanted to get the progressive excuses out of the way...

    Oh, and the president learned about it on tv...
    The secret service scandal is old news it's the cover up that's new news.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scan

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    What does Bush have to do with what happened in 2012?


    Let's deal with the current problem shall we, not the fact Obama is at least as bad as Bush if not worse.
    It's the partisanship that's relevant. I'm tired of the left always spotlighting a republican administrations wrong doing while excusing a democratic administrations wrong doing, and vise versa. It IS why presidents continue to commit crimes as they do. They have plenty of partisan cover. Do you think pointing out that Bush got away with the same thing that the right is now spotlighting Obama on, was/is meant to be a dismissal or excuse of Obama's wrong doing with this? Come on F&L, surely you've seen me post enough to know that I'm not a partisan, and want ALL wrongdoing punished, not just selective wrong doing!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scan

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    A column by New York Times public editor Byron Calame August 13 reveals that the newspaper withheld a story about the Bush administration’s program of illegal domestic spying until after the 2004 election, and then lied about it.
    On December 16, 2005, the Times reported that President Bush had authorized the National Security Agency (NSA) to monitor thousands of telephone conversations and e-mails in the US without court approval. At the time, the Times acknowledged that it had, at the urging of the Bush administration, withheld publication of the story, saying it held its exposé back “for a year.” This time frame suggested that the newspaper made the decision to withhold publication of the story after the 2004 presidential election.
    Such a delay was, in itself, unpardonable, and provoked angry criticism. Now we learn, from an interview with Executive Editor Bill Keller conducted by Calame, that internal discussions at the Times about drafts of the eventual article had been “dragging on for weeks” before the November 2, 2004, election, which resulted in a victory for Bush.
    “The process,” the public editor notes, “had included talks with the Bush administration.” A fresh draft was the subject of discussion at the newspaper “less than a week” before the election.

    Yeah, too bad we don't hold every administration accountable for wrong doing instead of partisan selection, then we might actually be able to clean Washington up.

    I notice there is nothing there about Junior putting pressure on an IG who was conducting an Investigation? Got something on Bush going after IG's Like BO peep does?

    Its a shame when some think in terms of something being Historic......that it is always looked upon in a good light. But then as we know.....history has shown us the not so bright side.

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    Re: Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scan

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Yes, it sucks, but press secretaries always lie and run cover for their administration.

    McClellan said he was scripted to deny to reporters that Bush had given the okay to White House political chief Karl Rove and Lewis (Scooter) Libby, Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, to leak intelligence on the Plame case.

    Scott McClellan: I was ordered to lie - NY Daily News


    So why does BO's Administration have more leaks than Junior? Who was pitching pennies?

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    Re: Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    The secret service scandal is old news it's the cover up that's new news.
    Funny how those seem the Norm for BO and his Team. Although should we be surprised? He did try and intimidate the AP.

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    Re: Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
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    Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scandal - The Washington Post


    Not only did the WH and Carney lie about who was involved and what they knew according to the WaPo story - apparently the WH gave the IG and inspectors instructions to delay the report until after Obama's 2012 election. The question becomes did anyone involved in the investigation lie to other government organizations like the IG or lead inspector? White House volunteer, Jonathan Dach, who's father is a wealthy donor to Dem causes is also curious. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan gave WH lawyers information that Dach had registered a prostitute in his room yet, lead WH lawyer Ruemmler found "no credible information" of Dach's involvement. Dach works in the Office on Global Women’s Issues at the State Department. The House may take this up and issue further investigations as to the details and get testimony of those involved and named in the story.
    If this administration thought there would be a political benefit to it they'd lie about what day of the week it was. The sad part is that 90% of the media would then write stories blaming calendar companies for trying to mess up the democrats.

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    Re: Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scan

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    If this administration thought there would be a political benefit to it they'd lie about what day of the week it was. The sad part is that 90% of the media would then write stories blaming calendar companies for trying to mess up the democrats.
    Greetings, Lutherf.

    The fact that your thought might be true is downright frightening!

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    Re: Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scan

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    If this administration thought there would be a political benefit to it they'd lie about what day of the week it was. The sad part is that 90% of the media would then write stories blaming calendar companies for trying to mess up the democrats.
    How can you mess up.....what was already messed up from the start?

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