"Many of us believe that wrongs aren't wrong if it's done by nice people like ourselves." ~ Author Unknown
I posted this flashback yesterday in a separate post about Obama's exertion of executive privilege...
Just words? Well, Levin dug up a few other jewels from yesteryear during Wednesday evening's program:
RCP: "I think the issue of executive power and executive privilege is one that is subject to abuse and in an Obama presidency what you will see will be a sufficient respect for law and the co-equal branches of government that I hope we don't find ourselves in a situation in which we would have aides being subpoenaed for what I think everything acknowledges is some troublesome information out there," then-Senator Barack Obama told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in a 2007 interview.
TheWashingtonExaminer: In 2005, then-Senator Obama had some pretty strong ideas about what the Attorney General’s duties were. Speaking on the Senate floor during the nomination confirmation of President George W. Bush’s Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales, Obama explained why he opposed the nomination.
“The Attorney General’s job is not just to enforce the President’s laws it is to tell the President what the law is. The job is not simply to facilitate the President’s power, it is to speak truth to that power as well,” Obama stated during the hearing.
“The President is not the Attorney General’s client; the people are,” Obama added. “And so the true test of an Attorney General nominee is whether that person is ready to put the Constitution of the people before the political agenda of the President.”
The tunes have vastly changed since we've seen where the Fast & Furious cover-up has descended. But while we're reviewing hypocritical walkbacks and other assorted not-so-wise tales, let's not forget the other guy at the center of the scandal. Here's a reminder of something AG Eric Holder testified to back in February (I'll provide video/audio as soon as I can locate it)...
FoxNews: Attorney General Eric Holder vigorously denied a "cover-up" by the Justice Department over "Operation Fast and Furious," telling a House panel investigating the botched gun-running program that he has nothing to hide and suggesting the probe is a "political" effort to embarrass the administration.
"There's no attempt at any kind of cover-up," Holder told lawmakers well into a hearing about whether he had been forthright in responding to requests of the House Oversight and Government Relations Committee led by Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif.
"We're not going to be hiding behind any kind of privileges or anything," he said.
He meant to add, "until we have to hide behind those privileges."
Oh, what a tangled web that's woven when they're preferred modus operandi is hypocrisy on demand.