Romney Defended Bush’s Invocation of Executive Privilege, Attacks Obama

Samantha 2012/06/27 16:03:28
When the Obama administration announced last week that it would invoke executive privilege and not release some documents related to the “Fast and Furious” operation, Mitt Romney’s campaign was quick to call the president a hypocrite. But in 2007, Romney endorsed a similar move by a Republican administration.

Asked by a conservative radio show how whether he agreed with President Bush’s decision to simply ignore the subpoenas, Romney said:

Yeah, he’s got a responsibility to protect executive privilege. That’s just part of preserving the powers of the presidency… He should do what he thinks is the right thing with regards to members of his team but preserve executive privilege.

The Bush administration asserted “deliberative process privilege” in that case — the same privilege being cited here for the Department of Justice “Fast and Furious” documents.

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  • Kern 2012/06/27 18:32:47
    Romney at best is a simpleton. Romney sounds like at a idiot because he's lying. He's trying so hard to win over the crazy GOP his head is spinning. If Willard had the stones to be himself, he would do a lot better. But, he can't do that because his nature is to be what people want him to be. He's ignored the human race for most of his life because most people are burden to him. They were a burden when they stood between their pensions and his pocket book; they were a burden when they wanted to get paid a fair wage for a fair day of work; and the were burden when they needed a leader and all he had to offer was higher taxes and fees for them.

    Willard comes off looking wooden because he's not being himself. He nothing but a phony, self absorbed, spoiled brat who believes he is entitled to everything which includes the presidency of the Untied States of America.

    Sorry Willard, you're not man enough for the job and lack any morals needed to lead a nation. Good luck with your other endeavors which include horse dancing and sitting on your ass collecting $20,000,000 a year.
  • Samantha Kern 2012/06/27 19:08:52
    I don't believe Romney has any firm political convictions; he's pandering to the worst elements of the Republican Party.
  • Kern Samantha 2012/06/27 19:45:13
    I believe you're correct. He will say anything to get elected.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/06/27 17:43:25
    Lady Whitewolf
  • zbacku 2012/06/27 16:26:18 (edited)
    LOL. Nice try. But Obama is the biggest Hypocrite of them all. But I get it. It's OK for Obama to say one thing and do the opposite.

  • Samantha zbacku 2012/06/27 16:32:36 (edited)
    Obama did, in fact, criticize the previous administration. To make more point more clear, Obama was/is as big a hypocrite then as Romney is now.
  • Kern zbacku 2012/06/27 18:37:24
    The difference here is that every time the moronic Republicans asked for something, they got it. Only when the moronic Republicans asked for papers that would reveal secret operations did Holder push back. The ignorant Republicans don’t' care about national security, they only care about getting back in power.

    Nice try comparing apples to oranges. And, if you really believed in what idiot Bush did, you would be supporting this President's decision. But that's now how a simple mind works, is it?
  • Samantha Kern 2012/06/27 19:10:17
    You are right, of course, about the GOP asking for information about secret operations; during the Bush administration, they would have used "national security" as a way to avoid giving papers.

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