Monday, June 22, 2009

Obama's DOJ Using the Daily Show to Defend Cheney Details?

Comedian -- or excuse to not have a transparent government?

Abby Smith at Common Dreamsblogs:

In a bizarre argument worthy of – dare we say it? – their GOP predecessors, Obama administration lawyers are arguing against disclosing details of a Dick Cheney FBI interview about the Valerie Plame CIA leak, saying secrecy is needed in such investigations to protect officials from political opposition or late-night ridicule. Nation, can you believe it?

Justice Department attorney Jeffrey Smith: "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.'"

Jon Stewart has got to pick this up and use it. You don't get this level of buffoonery often.