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  •  not a comment on the FBI (3+ / 0-)
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    xxdr zombiexx, skohayes, Sylv

    it's a comment on Obama visibly picking Comey because he supposedly argued with Ashcroft et al. over TIA.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 05:33:01 AM PDT

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    •  Oooh..... I know who you're talking about now (1+ / 0-)
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      Sylv

      That incident goes way back into the heart of  the Bush Darkness.

      The name just didn't click until you said that.

    •  So many nefarious incidents from that era (2+ / 0-)
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      Obama praises FBI director nominee Comey for integrity

      In 2004, White House counsel Alberto Gonzales and White House chief of staff Andy Card tried to persuade Attorney General John Ashcroft, who was ill with acute pancreatitis, to reauthorize a warrantless eavesdropping program while in his hospital bed. Comey, who was Ashcroft's top deputy and acting attorney general at the time, learned of Gonzales and Card's plan and rushed to Ashcroft's hospital room, along with Mueller.

      Both threatened to resign if the White House renewed the program. As a result, it was not reauthorized.

      "He was prepared to give up the job he loved, rather that be a part of something that he felt was fundamentally wrong," Obama said.

      Now they preside over it?
      •  still a very sharp PR move (5+ / 0-)
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        xxdr zombiexx, skohayes, duhban, Sylv, a2nite

        and on the face of it, he coulda done a lot worse.

        "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

        by Greg Dworkin on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 05:47:13 AM PDT

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        •  Well its these things that add to my frustration (1+ / 0-)
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          Obama is so capable of doing things in the way I think they should be done: its why I voted for him.

           I believe he can do more proper things and wonder why politics prevents such.

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