Obama calls for full disclosure, almost

Bruce Johnson
On August 20th, President Obama almost blew it. "The American people have assumed that if you want to be president of the United States that your life's an open book    (pause)   when it comes to things like your finances," he told reporters in an impromptu press conference at the White House today.  (article) The moment was glaring.  He almost called for full disclosure of the pasts of candidates, then quickly smoothed it over and qualified the comment to "finances". The quote doesn't do justice to the brief but awkward moment.  The stumble , ( video 17:00 mark) on that phrase, the slight pause, then the cover. The title of most secretive Presidential past in the history of the country is owned by Barack Obama.  Now this would have been news...maybe. He says the American people expect what other presidents have done in the past. Mr. President, does that include college records?  (see GWB college records) Mr. Obama and his handlers...(Read Full Post)

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