Is Being a Player an Impeachable Offense?

It didn’t work for John Tucker in the film “John Tucker Must Die,” and if one needs a more real-world example, it didn’t work for Tiger Woods, Eliot Spitzer, Sienna Miller or John Edwards. The art of playing is a losing  game.  A player will always be discovered and the truth will always surface for the liar.  It is simply a matter of time.

Barack Obama is a player.  It is in his nature. The problem (and perhaps the understandable solution) is, once a player, always a player.  Once a liar, always a liar.  He can’t change.  It is who he will always be.
And he will get caught.  Whether it’s over Blago, the Birth Certificate, the Gulf Oil Spill or deceit as described below.  He will get busted.  It is just a matter of time.

Link here.

On Monday good-government group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) asked a House committee to look into whether the Obama White House violated federal laws regarding electronic records by using private email accounts to communicate with lobbyists and meeting with lobbyists outside the White House.

CREW wrote a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform asking it to investigate and hold hearings to determine any violations of the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and Federal Records Act (FRA).

The group’s letter is in response to an article in The New York Times on June 25 that said Obama White House officials have met “hundreds of times” over the last 18 months with prominent Washington lobbyists.

“But because the discussions are not taking place at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, they are not subject to disclosure on the visitors’ log that the White House releases as part of its pledge to be the “most transparent presidential administration in history,” the New York Times reported.

The Times also reported that lobbyists said they “routinely” get emails from White House staff members’ personal accounts, not their White House emails which are subject to public records review.

The White House declined to comment on the CREW letter calling for the investigation.

As a candidate and as president, Obama has been sharply critical of lobbyists and their influence in the political process. He pledged to institute greater transparency and to close the revolving lobby door in Washington.

“It is outrageous that White House staff are deliberately using personal email accounts – in violation of the law – to hide the fact that they are in touch with lobbyists,” CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan said in a paper statement. “This is what all the administration’s anti-lobbyist rhetoric gets you – less transparency. Rather than being open and clear about who is influencing White House policy, the White House is trying to hide who it’s really talking to. Even worse, the public is being suckered with lofty rhetoric about the evils of the same lobbyists White House officials are meeting with.”

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