It seems contractors at State Department, never a fan of the current administration I must point out, have been caught rooting around Sen. Barrack H. Obama's passport files. Three separate times in fact, two contractors have been fired and the third disciplined for the snooping.
Naturally the Obama camp is in full 'Lets start the Inquisition mode' for this.
"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," Burton said. "Our government's duty is to protect the private information of the American people, not use it for political purposes."
Methinks they doth protest too much in an attempt to draw attention away from serious problems in the Senator's campaign to be President. Like Rezko and Wright and Michelle.
The article that tells this sordid tale is just a wee bit biased. It mentions previous skullduggery in only one case, that of Bush 41 in which some people did "stupid, dumb, and partisan" actions digging through Bill Clinton's travels in college, like going to the USSR during the Vietnam War to protest that war. So there is a bit of bias that favors Obama's camp in this article as it takes swipes at President Bush and the anchor to Hillary's claims of having experience - Bubba. Though the writers of this AP piece seem to miss a very important case of dirty tricks from the Clinton White House, namely how did 900 FBI files on Republicans end up in the White House being looked at by a staffer that Hillary disowned quicker than she ever will Bill.
But I might bet dollars the Obama camp will use this as proof that the Man is out to keep African-Americans down and thereby they will try to keep peddling the vicious brand of class-warfare that black liberation theology is all about. Unfortunately Obama's speech has turned off many moderates and independents, especially his attacking his own grandmother as an excuse to keep from repudiating totally Wright. So this probably wont get any traction with swing votes. it just shows both the Clinton and Obama camps are obsessed with Bush and the past. Some forward looking candidacy in that case.
Update - Well looks like the Obama camp will have to muzzle their outrage and screams of victimization. It seems these snoopy contractors also looked at Sen. Clinton's passport file and that of Sen. McCain's. Secretary of State Rice has apologized personally to Sen. Obama and it seems a serious investigation has been launched since one person took a gander at all three files. We will find out if this was a spur of the moment lets look at the candidates urge or something more serious. If more serious, that person needs to be skinned and their pelt posted to the front entrance at the State Department as a warning.
Final thought on the Obama camp. With them reeling from Rezko and Wright along with Michelle Obama's outlandish rhetoric, ever get the feeling, a dreaded feeling of deja vu, that this should be a reality TV show on MTV and not a presidential campaign?