Does it ever seem in order to actually find out what is REALLY happening in the US, that we need to turn to the UK? It is interesting since there are so many reasons we don’t want the US to imitate the UK, but there is also so much to respect about the UK.. so once again, thank you to DailyMail UK, for sharing another great tale about a screwed up and deceptive government.. their headline alone nearly tells the entire story:
Vice President’s staff lock journalist in a closet for hours during a fundraiser to stop him talking to guests
They highlight the “transparency” that Obama promised, but aside from his over used phrase “let me be clear”, has anything been close to transparent. Heck that abused-phrase is not much different from a person who says “Let me be honest”, oh ok because you have lied about everything else? And that surely is the case with Obama. He has run a painfully dishonest White House, but I did not expect anything else from him. Not like I expect much from any politician, but so much about Obama glared with deception from day one. If you missed the bold-faced transparency lie.. this might help:
The White House website proudly says ‘President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history.’
Well not open to anyone who does not adore/worship Obama, not open to anyone who has a question, no open or accessible to anyone they can label a “tea-bagger”. Not accessible or open to any non-pre-approved liberal media outlet. Not open to talk-radio. No conservatives allowed.
Alas to cement the lies, to ensure no accurate information accidentally leaks, they stage their events with people who have pre-approved questions, or in this case lock away someone who might ask questions, and actually expect answers. Remember also too often when it comes to Q&A time Obama and or Biden exit stage left before a question can be asked.
The story just sounds unfathomable. A reporter was invited to a political fundraiser, then locked in a closet so he would not talk to other guests. Why did they invite him in the first place? The reporter was told to stay in the closet because Senator Bill Nelson and VP Biden had not arrived yet. What was this a surprise party?
Powers told The Drudge Report: ‘When I’d stick my head out, they’d say, “Not yet. We’ll let you know when you can come out.”’
The party was being held for Democrat senator Bill Nelson. Powers emailed from inside the closet: ‘sounds like a nice party’
They let him out to here Biden & Nelson speak, but returned to the closest. Apparently Biden’s staff is not aware of kidnapping laws?
Florida state law says kidnapping entails ‘forcibly, secretly or by threat confining, abducting or imprisoning another person against her or his will and without lawful authority.’
Don’t you just love that image, it captures his clueless/indifferent nature, doesn’t it?
They state they usually have “hold-rooms” where reporters would wait in, that this closet was chosen because it was close to the speaking location, and had a desk and chair. But the images of the room, were horrible. The location was a mansion, but the best they could provide was a storage closet?
The spokesperson extended an apology, but it was feeble at best.. also there is nothing that reveals Biden has offered any apology. This is his staffer who did this. I am sure since the vp was attending this event the location was checked out before he would arrive, which also means they would have looked at such areas as where they would hide a reporter. So this was ill-thought out, and Biden is also to blame!