Some get a 'free ride' for stonewalling, and some only get grief and vitriol, for opening up those email files ... for all the detractors to see.
Executive Privilege: George W. Bush beats out Barack Obama 6 to 1
by Samuel Warde, samuel-warde.com -- June 21, 2012
Most recently, the Bush administration invoked executive privilege on six occasions.
II. In 2004 Bush invoked executive privilege “in substance” in refusing to disclose the details of Vice President Dick Cheney’s meetings with energy executives.
V. On July 13, less than a week after claiming executive privilege for Miers and Taylor, Counsel Fielding effectively claimed the privilege once again, this time in relation to documents related to the 2004 death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman. In a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Fielding claimed certain papers relating to discussion of the friendly-fire shooting “implicate Executive Branch confidentiality interests” and would therefore not be turned over to the committee.
VI. On August 1, 2007, Bush invoked the privilege for the fourth time in little over a month, this time rejecting a subpoena for Karl Rove. The subpoena would have required the President’s Senior Advisor to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a probe over fired federal prosecutors.
Normally the country gives the President the "benefit of the doubt" when it comes to the Matters of War.
Unless your name begins with an O, and ends with an A, that is.
Apparently some Executives are 'Privileged' (like Bush & company) -- and some Are Not;
So fess up already Obama, tell us everything you've been 'plotting and scheming' since you gotten duly Elected -- TWICE!
For some reason, the Do-Nothing Republicans think they have a "right to know" -- just because it's you. Something about 'your country of origin,' sir. I don't get it.
I guess it helps if you're NOT duly elected, sir -- but rather simply selected by the highest court in the land -- THEN you would be beyond reproach.
Set the way-back machine to ... "happier days" for the memory-challenged Republicans:
Cheney: I Don't Recall
I DON'T RECALL Attorney General Alberto Gonzalas
George Bush -- Whatever!
Apparently some Executives are 'Privileged' -- and some Are Not.
It just depends ... on the "very selective" priorities of Congress -- on when to wage "outrage" -- and when to just let it slide.
Whatever! Long at the Heritage Foundation is happy, they say.