Like Father, Like Son

March 20th, 2008at 09:42pm Posted by Eli

Bad apples in both their State Departments ran the exact same dirty trick against a Democratic candidate:

Watching Oberman right now, and they’re running a story that has just broken that two employees at the Department of State have been fired for breaching Barack Obama’s passport file. This happened to Bill Clinton’s passport file when he was running for President in 1991, and a special counsel was appointed to investigate George Bush Sr.’s administration. This is very big news. Stay tuned.

Wow, what an amazing coincidence that is, eh? Not sure if it’s a Bush family thing, or just a Republican thing.

More from MSNBC:

Two contract employees of the State Department were fired and a third person was disciplined for accessing passport records of Sen. Barack Obama “without a need to do so,” State Department officials confirmed to NBC News.

The three people who had access to Obama’s passport records were contract employees of the department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, NBC News has learned. The unauthorized activity concerning Obama’s passport information occurred in January.

“A monitoring system was tripped when an employee accessed the records of a high-profile individual,” a department official told NBC News. “When the monitoring system is tripped, we immediately seek an explanation for the records access. If the explanation is not satisfactory, the supervisor is notified.”

I suppose it could just be a few random idiots, but it’s very hard not to expect the worst of an administration so very willing to use the machinery of the federal government for purely political ends.

Oh, and here’s the story of when it happened to Clinton.

(h/t Zappatero, Jan Frel, & Oliver Willis)

Entry Filed under: Bush,Corruption/Cronyism,Elections,Obama,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


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