Tuesday, April 15, 2008
A very good signThis is one of the most encouraging things I've heard from Barack Obama, Obama would ask his AG to "immediately review" potential of crimes in Bush White House by Will Bunch Philadelphia Daily News blog 04/14/08. I've been concerned that Barack's repeated desire to achieve a post-partisan status and join hands with the Republicans might lead him as President to take the approach Jerry Ford took to Watergate, i.e., try to sweep everything under the rug. Here is Bunch's quote from Obama on the topic:
What I would want to do is to have my Justice Department and my Attorney General immediately review the information that's already there and to find out are there inquiries that need to be pursued. I can't prejudge that because we don't have access to all the material right now. I think that you are right, if crimes have been committed, they should be investigated. You're also right that I would not want my first term consumed by what was perceived on the part of Republicans as a partisan witch hunt because I think we've got too many problems we've got to solve.It's not ideal. Any prosecution of Cheneygate crimes will be attacked by the Republicans as vicious partisanship. And the implication that he doesn't at this point see the administration's crimes as "exceptional circumstances" is an unpleasant jaw-dropped. But I'm glad to see Obama taking the position he outlines here. I hope he goes much further in that direction.
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