Hypocrisy, thy name is David Axelrod.
President Obama’s senior
campaign adviser last week called Mitt Romney “the most secretive
candidate we’ve seen probably since Richard Nixon,” citing Romney having
assets in offshore accounts.
Amazingly, Axelrod said this just
two weeks after his client invoked executive privilege — a term
practically synonymous with Nixon and Watergate — to block the release
of subpoenaed documents in the “Fast and Furious” scandal.
Across the board, this White House is arguably the most secretive since, well, since you-know-who.
The administration has used the 1917 Espionage Act six times to
prosecute federal whistleblowers who leaked information to the media —
twice the number brought in the entire previous 95 years.
* Despite a declaration that lobbyists wouldn’t have special
access, White House staffers met with lobbyists off official property to
avoid being forced to list them on visitor logs (the same logs that the
White House had to be sued into making public).
* The details of ObamaCare were hashed out in private — despite candidate Obama’s pledge to do it in public proceedings.