Of three candidates, Barack Obama and his campaign were screaming the loudest. Bill Burton from Obama's campaign stated the following (See Full Associated Press Story):
"This is an outrageous breach of security and privacy, even from an administration that has shown little regard for either over the last eight years...Our government's duty is to protect the private information of the American people, not use it for political purposes."From that statement, he squarely put blame on the Bush Administration as if it was commonplace for this to happen.
Well, now, it appears that the Obama campaign is somewhat connected to the break in of those passport files. One of those contract employees, who snooped into the passport files of Barack Obama and John McCain, worked for The Analysis Corp (TAC) which is headed by a security adviser to and campaign donor for Barack Obama, John O. Brennan. Talk about spitting into the wind!
It took awhile for me to find this story this morning. (See the Full CNN Story). I heard it on the TV morning news but you would be hard pressed to find it on the Associated Press or Reuters headline list. It just shows how the liberal media loves to "aid and abet" the Obama campaign. Could you imagine all the high level headlines this story would have gotten if the contractor had been affiliated with Halliburton or one of its companies that were formerly run by Vice President Dick Cheney.
Of course, the Obama campaign disparately needed to highlight this story on Thursday in order to take the attention away from the Reverend Wright problem. The liberal press obliged the Obama campaign by "blanketing" the national TV, radio, paper, and internet news with the story. Now, with a possible Obama connection, the media is nearly silent!