Regardless of where you stand on the health care debate, we should be able to expect a modicum of honesty from our elected representatives. In this clip, White House spokesman Bill Burton refuses to answer a simple question – is the White House keeping the names and email addresss of individuals writing into express concerns about the president’s health care reform proposals.
Clearly the White House is keeping lists, which is not necessarily a surprise. It is certainly easy enough to create a “disposable” email address if you do not want your identity discovered easily.
Had Mr. Burton simply answered Ms. Kelly’s question, I don’t think that there would be a big concern, at least not on my part. However, Mr. Burton goes to such extremes to evade the question and change the subject that I can only conclude that the White House is, in fact, doing something wrong, or is planning on misusing this information by creating a so-called “enemies list.” [Read more…]