For John, BLUF: The Government is not interested in sharing. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Over at the Instapundit, guest blogger Mr Ed Driscoll brings us an item from Real Clear Politics, written by Mr Charles Lipson, "Spike It! When the Media Kill a Story for Political Reasons".
Guess what that is about?
If you guessed MIT Econ Professor Jonathan Gruber, who it turns out, no one in the White House (or the House Minority Leader's Office) knew anything about, who are smarter than a White House Intern.♠
But, here is the money quote from the Ed Driscoll post at InstaPundit (Professor Reynolds is on vacation).
As Jim Treacher once tweeted, “Modern journalism is all about deciding which facts the public shouldn’t know because they might reflect badly on Democrats.”Well, no, that isn't the real money quote. Over a century ago Lord Acton said:
Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Letter, 32 January 1861
Regards — Cliff
♠ The Professor who said the White House could depend on the stupidity of the American Voter. Perhaps he meant the Members of Congress when voting. On the other hand, we elected them.