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Comment More Details (Score 5, Informative) 485

NY Times has more. Including links to PDF's of the response. Parts of which are also quite funny: “While we appreciate your desire to revise the statute to reflect your expansive vision of it, the fact is that we must work with the actual language of the statute, not the aspirational version” that the F.B.I. had provided.

Comment Re:So, all this talk about Bush emails and... (Score 1) 365

Subjugated no... But I do think it is a part of the President's responsibility that his decision making process also be completely documented so that it can be reviewed (AT A LATER DATE). So that at a minimum; all future administrations have the benefit of of the documentation in figuring out what both went right and what went wrong...

Comment Change we can believe in (Score 1) 374

I think the matter should be quite clear. If President-elect Obama thinks that using this device would let him do his job job more efficiently then he has a responsibility to do so.

It would also go a long way to saying (as he himself said on Meet The Press the other day when talking about CIA officials) that he is going to focus on getting the job done, and not about covering thing up from lawyers.

Lastly it makes for a great step in trying to repair the image of the executive branch of US government in that the presumption is that what he writes doesn't NEED to be censored from public scrutiny.

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