Graham may also get it
Florida Sen. Bob Graham is blasting away at the Bush administration's suppression of important information, proving that he may be the only other leading candidate, besides Dean, who also gets it.
Graham said the Bush administration has a pattern of keeping secret information that would affect the lives of American people and that the public has a right to know. He was responding to a front-page article in London's Financial Times that said the administration kept a report out of the budget that shows the United States faces more than $44 trillion in deficits as the White House pushed for more tax cuts. The White House denied suppressing the report, with Budget Director Mitch Daniels calling the allegation "probably the most absurd thing that I can imagine." Graham said there are other examples of the administration withholding information, including documents detailing deliberations on Bush's energy policy, memos written by judicial nominee Miguel Estrada, a congressional report on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the projected cost of war with Iraq until it was about to start. He also cited Bush's executive order to keep millions of government documents sealed that were due to be declassified after 25 years. "There has been a Nixonian stench to the continued practice of putting the American people in the dark," Graham said in a conference call with reporters. Jim Dyke, spokesman for the Republican National Committee, said, "Senator Graham might want to spend less time on conspiracy theories and more time developing positive policies." My advice to Graham: read the motto at the top of this blog, "The snake bites hardest just before it dies", and keep hammering!