Anyone who actually tries to debate that is either a fool or in the tank.
None, or virtually none, of the documents itemized in the index have
anything to do with setting government policy, which is the type of
communication the deliberative process privilege is intended to protect.
Rather, based on the descriptions given by DOJ’s lawyers, they are all
about how the administration will try to spin the Fast and Furious
scandal to avoid political damage. If you review the index, you will see
what I mean. Here are a few examples.
First, the most explosive aspect of the scandal is the fact that
border agent Brian Terry was killed with a Fast and Furious gun. The
Obama administration worried a lot about this, not because it wanted to
change policies so that similar tragedies would not happen in the
future, but rather because it was trying to avoid political fallout. Its
concern was “talking points” about Brian Terry.
So on October 6, 2011, Holder and his wife exchanged a series of
emails about the “White House statement.” October 6, 2011, was a
critical date. News reports had emerged that cast doubt on Holder’s
claim that he had only recently learned about the Fast and Furious
gun-walking program. Documents came to light that showed he had been
briefed on the program far earlier than he stated.
Here are two more examples, out of literally thousands, of what the
Obama administration considers to be protected by the “deliberative
process” privilege. This first group of emails were on the same day as
Holder’s exchange with his wife. The subject line of each is “Fwd:
Holder Received at Least 5 Memos on Fast and Furious.” The purpose of
the discussion among DOJ officials is, as usual, how to spin the news to
avoid political damage. Each of the communications is described as
“Email discussing strategy on responding to media.”
On and on and on.
Yes, I know the assholes will consider me to have drank more kool-aid for considering these people lying bastards. Or they'll just say I'm racist. Don't care, they can kiss my ass.
Now the question is 'Will any of the Stupid Party politicians actually DO anything? My hopes are not high.
You'll notice I don't ask if most of the media will say anything; I know better. Those that do will pose it as 'How now will those racist right-wingers attack Dear Leader?'