Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Don't Pull a Nixon

Look, I don't think it's fair to say that in his response thus far Obama is lying. But I do think it's very important in the face of any level of scandal for a politician to be the first one to fully disclose everything.

I call not doing so "pulling a Nixon," because if Nixon had said "yes, people working for me did this, and it was wrong for them to do so, and they've been fired," Nixon would never have faced impeachment or resignation.

And politicians constantly pull Nixons. Let's hope Obama is smarter than that, and is a little more forthcoming (and requires his staff to be forthcoming) in the next few days.

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