Kind of odd, don’t ya think?
Say what you like about Tricky Dick, but at least he didn’t put the needs of crony capitalists above endangered species. Unlike Barack Obama, who’s all Keep those Scythes of Spinning Death humming there, me boyos!
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He would have thought the idea was shiny.
Some of President Barack Obama’s political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press.
The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery: Most U.S. agencies have failed to turn over lists of political appointees’ email addresses, which the AP sought under the Freedom of Information Act more than three months ago. The Labor Department initially asked the AP to pay more than $1 million for its email addresses.
Although Nixon would have blanched at the idea of trying to get a million bucks out of the Associated Press in the process. I mean, that’s just stupid. And, whatever else you can say about Nixon, you can say this: the man wasn’t stupid.
Via Jim Geraghty.
I know what Edward Luce was trying to say, here…
No one would accuse President Barack Obama of being Nixonian.
…but the truth of it is that my immediate response would be: Sure. Richard Nixon did things. He regularized relations with the PRC, got us out of Vietnam, set up the Environmental Protection Agency, and put a man on the Moon*. Hell, Nixon was a better Democrat than Barack Obama could ever hope to be. Cruel of me to point this out, I know.
Continue reading QotD, Unintentionally Favorable Nixon/Obama Comparison edition.