…and not a moment too soon. Politico reports that the email address the White House had set up to collect “fishy” claims about Obamacare, for who knows what purpose, has been shut down.
Why is it shut down? Is it that they had collected enough “chain emails” and reports of “casual conversations” to go on? Or is it because of Camille Paglia’s evisceration of the scheme:
The ethical collapse of the left was nowhere more evident than in the near total silence of liberal media and Web sites at the Obama administration’s outrageous solicitation to private citizens to report unacceptable “casual conversations” to the White House. If Republicans had done this, there would have been an angry explosion by Democrats from coast to coast. I was stunned at the failure of liberals to see the blatant totalitarianism in this incident, which the president should have immediately denounced. His failure to do so implicates him in it.
I can easily imagine Robert Gibbs weeping inconsolably in a darkened White House press room after reading this. Maybe now that the email address is inoperative he and Obama can suppress the memory and pretend the whole disgraceful episode never happened.