Friday, March 21, 2008

equal opportunity fascism


State Department employees snooped through the passport files of three presidential candidates - Sens. Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain - and the department's inspector general is investigating.


The incidents raise questions as to whether the information was accessed for political purposes and why two contractors involved in the Obama search were dismissed before investigators had a chance to interview them. It recalled an incident in 1992, when a Republican political appointee at the State Department was demoted over a search of presidential candidate Bill Clinton's passport records. At the time, Clinton was challenging President George H.W. Bush.

McCormack said one of the individuals who accessed Obama's files also reviewed McCain's file earlier this year. This contract employee has been reprimanded, but not fired. The individual no longer has access to passport records, he said.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

the best political speech of my lifetime

"A More Perfect Union"
Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA

full text of this speech on the huffington post here.