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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The lack of an Obama paper trail

HT to Captain Ed for this one. It appears that Judicial Watch, despite FOIA requests, has discovered that Barack Obama doesn't have a paper trail, and likely didn't want to leave one behind:

The president of a prominent watchdog group said Wednesday that he believes Democratic presidential frontrunner Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) “intended to leave no paper trail” during his time in the Illinois Senate.

Judicial Watch, which has been seeking access to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) records from her time in the White House, argued Wednesday that the Illinois senator, who has criticized the former first lady for a lack of openness, has his own “records problem.”

“The more we learn about the Illinois Senator, the more obvious it becomes that he is anything but the ethically upright outsider he purports to be,” said Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch.
The group rose to prominence when it repeatedly took on former President Bill Clinton during his time in office. It also sought records from the Bush administration regarding Vice President Dick Cheney’s energy task force.

In a statement, Fitton noted that his group has sought access to Obama’s records as a state senator and questioned whether the presidential candidate has been forthcoming with regard to what happened to those documents.

He said that “nobody knows where they are, if they exist at all” and claimed that “Obama’s story keeps changing.”

However, the Obama campaign said the senator’s records are available.

“All of Sen. Obama’s correspondence with state agencies and records of requests Obama made to them on behalf of his constituents are available to the public and have been accessed by our opponents and members of the news media,” said Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt. “Illinois State senators have limited staff – Obama did not have a scheduler – and so no detailed record exists of all of his daily activities in Springfield.”

Fitton argues that Obama’s public accounts of what happened to his records do not mesh with information from the Illinois Office of the Secretary of State. He added that the Judicial Watch investigation “suggests” that the senator could have had his records archived in a way that would grant the public access to them.

“It appears that Obama never kept records of his time in the Illinois state legislature, or he discarded them,” Fitton stated. “Either way, he clearly intended to leave no paper trail.”

With an already paper-thin resume right now, Obama has a problem. He has no record of accomplishments, and the only accomplishments that do seem apparent are those of his community activism days. As he was a "rising star" in the Democrat party, with much higher aspirations that being a mere congressman, it seems plausible he would deliberately leave no record behind for opponents to use as firepower.

No records = no position that he can be accused of flip-flopping on.

But because he has none, people, like Hillary and like McCain, can point to the lack of a record to gauge a sensible voter decision on. Instead he runs on the rhetoric of "hope" and "change." Problem is that rhetoric doesn't mean squat when it comes to the presidency. You have to know what you're doing, and it's clear that Obama doesn't have a clue regarding what the president is supposed to do.

We think the other reason why he left no trail was so that his supporters would be provided with the perfect defense against critics. Without being able to nail him down on a particular issue, his supporters can play the racism card against detractors; claiming that those who don't support him are inherently racist. As readers can attest, our criticism of this man has nothing to do with his race, at all. It's all about his lack of experience, the insane agenda he's promoting, and past positions we have nailed him down on, such as abortion and gun control, especially on semi-auto firearms. And if you're a blog reader, no respected blogger has gone after Obama on his race. It's always been about his record and agenda.

So he doesn't have a paper trail? Fine. Fair enough. We'll just just keep blasting away at him over the issues that pop up on a day-by-day basis.

Publius II


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