“I don’t think you should necessarily trust an Obama Administration anymore than you should trust a Bush Administration or a McCain Administration.”
– Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs, at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast with reporters, on the FISA wiretapping legislation.
Gibbs added that the candidate “believes that it could be done through the FISA court, that somebody watches the watchers.”
I agree, and appreciate the perspective that government power ought to be closely watched, no matter which party is in office. But recall that Obama’s statement on the FISA bill includes, “I support the compromise, but do so with a firm pledge that as president, I will carefully monitor the program.”
Doesn’t that suggest that Obama thinks he would be watching the watchers?
Thanks to reader Flynn.