December 01, 2003


"What we need," says Howard Dean, "is openness in government, not secrecy." Dean is opposed to the atmosphere of secrecy being fostered in the White House, and declares that "the time for evasiveness, secrecy, contradictory statements and ducking responsibility is over."

Hmmm. What was that about contradictory statements?

Posted by Tim Blair at December 1, 2003 04:10 PM

It's like Freedom of Information - what's promised in Opposition is rarely delivered in Government.

Posted by: Peggy Sue at December 1, 2003 at 09:19 PM

We have the 5th amendment to the Constitution protecting private citizens from incriminating themselves, but there are a list of exclusions where this right doesn't apply. One of those exclusions being public records.
Wether Dean had done something simply embarassing while Governor of Vermont or is just setting up team Bush to squalk about hiding things so that Dean doesn't look like a total jerk when the Democrats start their endless harrassment "requests" for White House documents in the coming year, it is all a mute point. (whew)

The press will not run with this story because Dean is "one of their boys".

Posted by: papertiger at December 1, 2003 at 10:17 PM

Holy crap, Dean looks like a insane Mullah in the pic on that last link.

Posted by: madne0 at December 2, 2003 at 02:25 AM