Obama’s Smokescreen

March 21, 2008 at 7:53 am (Barack Obama, Politics) (, , , , , , )

Someone went snooping around in Barack Obama’s passport file at the State Department. Obama’s people are up in arms, issuing the following statement :

“This is an outrageous breach of security and privacy, even from an Administration that has shown little regard for either over the last eight years. Our government’s duty is to protect the private information of the American people, not use it for political purposes. This is a serious matter that merits a complete investigation, and we demand to know who looked at Senator Obama’s passport file, for what purpose, and why it took so long for them to reveal this security breach,” Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement.

I personally watched MSNBC cover this for over an hour, nonstop, since the story broke.

Intentional or not, this is a smokescreen by Obama’s campaign, which the media will gladly, with a smile, a “‘shiver up the leg”, a steak and a blowjob, cooperate with. Ok, it is a big deal, people shouldn’t really be snooping around in your records, especially records which detail every country you’ve visited your whole life…but um, don’t try to make it into some kinda conspiracy…”the man’s out to get you” thing. It just isn’t. Its a plain case of a couple of employees recognizing a name and being curious, and well… breaking a few laws in doing so and therefore got their ass fired, end of story. It would be cool to say “if I see coverage of this story continue till Monday I’ll strip off my clothes and roll in dog shit” but I’m pretty sure I would be doing some rolling on Monday if I were to take that to heart. My problem is, its only been a few hours since the story came out but hey, lets move on. What the fuck is next? “BREAKING NEWS : OBAMA’S MISSING HIS SOCKS”?

Its a whole new Pandora’s box being opened, examining and speculating all sorts of bullshit (the Republicans are behind it, Hillary Clinton is behind it, whether they added shit in the file, what they did with it, the timeline, why they did it,…ahh!)…that almost, conveniently I might add, takes our minds off the scandal of the last two weeks. But, give it up, the Obama campaign needs to join the pack and make up more stupid excuses for my entertainment about Obama’s story of “typical white people” or about how much Rev. Wright means to them….because this shit is not going to make us forget it.

*UPDATE*

Turns out, the 2 nosy employees who checked out Obama’s file….checked out McCain’s file and Clinton’s file as well!! So now the attention is again shared between his diversionary tactic speech, described by MSNBC’s Chris Matthew’s (seen in drag in this video) as one Abraham Lincoln would give…and ofcourse his relationship with Rev. Wright.

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