Tuesday, May 25, 2010
What did the White House promise Joe Sestak if he dropped out of the Senate race, and why won't they talk about it? The Slate's John Dickerkson takes Obama to task.
"..."trust us" isn't a satisfactory answer—no matter what the question. Building a stone wall is about the wall, not what the wall is hiding. And there's also the matter that Obama promised new levels of transparency when he ran for office. He promised new levels of bipartisanship, too, and those haven't materialized. But you can blame the Republicans for some of that. In this case, there's no one to blame but him. This isn't the first time administration officials have chosen expediency over transparency. It probably also won't be the last."