Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Senate Shambles

***What a mess.

***Here's an idea: Ask the White House diarist.

Just outside the Oval Office is a room called the Outer Oval, where the president’s secretary and personal aide sit and through which all visitors coming to see the president pass. Staff members in the Outer Oval keep track of the president’s location at all times. They carefully record the names of all individuals who walk into the Oval Office — when they entered, how long they stayed, what the topic of discussion was. They keep a record of all calls made and received by the president, including the topic, participants and duration. They even record the president’s bathroom breaks (they write “evacuating” into the log).
This and other data on the presidents’ whereabouts are collected by a career National Archives employee whose title is White House diarist. This individual preserves them as a minute-by-minute historical record of the presidency for future use by presidential scholars.
What this means is that there exists a minute-by-minute record of where the president was and what he was doing for all eight hours of the Benghazi attack.
So how is it that the White House has failed to give a full account of the president’s whereabouts during that eight-hour period? The White House knows precisely where he was and what he was doing, yet it is refusing to share that information with Congress and the American people. This is unacceptable. Imagine if 20 months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the George W. Bush White House had still refused to account for where the president was or what he was doing that day. There would be outrage and constant demands from the press, Congress and other investigators demanding to know the answer to a simple factual question: Where was the president?
The new congressional select committee on Benghazi should subpoena the “President’s Daily Diary” and call the White House diarist to testify before the committee. There is precedent for doing so. In 1998, the grand jury investigating the Monica Lewinsky affair questioned White House diarist Ellen McCathran. Moreover, the “President’s Daily Diary” is not a classified document. It eventually becomes a publicly available record. There is no reason to withhold it from Congress.

Remember all the hoopla about Bush waiting 7 minutes after he was told about 9-11 to act? 7 minutes. The same people who had a fit about that are strangely silent when the White House fails to account for 8 hours. Liberals truly are hypocrites to the bone.

***They think they may have found the Santa Maria. 

***ACLU protests distribution of Bibles. Oh, the horror!

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***Karl Rove: Hillary may have brain damage. May?

***Carrie Fisher drops 40 lbs for new Star Wars role. I'm really looking forward to seeing that. I hope it's better than the prequels. They weren't bad, but were not nearly as good as the originals, in my opinion. A big reason for that was the casting, I think.

***The blame game - some on the Left are blaming the Bokol Haram kidnappings on...are you ready?...global warming. Good heavens, I'm speechless in the face of such ignorance.

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***Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Attributed to Carl Bard

***Have a great day!
 

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