After nearly three years of suing, two organizations have won a settlement that allows for the release of "lost" White House emails from 2003, 2004 and 2005. (Apparently some interesting things were being discussed in the White House back then.)
Technology to the rescue…
Computer technicians have recovered about 22 million Bush administration e-mails that the Bush White House had said were missing, two watchdog groups that sued over the documents announced Monday.
The e-mails date from 2003 to 2005, and had been "mislabeled and effectively lost," according to the National Security Archive, a research group based at George Washington University. But Melanie Sloan, executive director of the liberal-leaning Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), said it could be years before most of the e-mails are made public.
I'm sure eventually we'll find out how many times President Bush fell for that Nigerian prince's little scam.
Tags: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, George W. Bush, Internet, Science & Technology, White House
Michele Bachmann's "Super Bowl of Freedom" pitted several busloads of teabaggers vs. everybody else in a rousing round of the Angry Game, but I'd be hard-pressed to tell you who "won." (Cardboard manufacturers, maybe?)
So, good news, it looks like we're getting a few extra innings. Rep. Bachmann may have violated a number of Congressional ethics rules in organizing the anti-health care reform rally, prompting a watchdog group to call for investigation…
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington contends that Rep. Bachmann misused her official congressional website by urging people to come to the Capitol to protest the legislation despite House rules restricting members from using their websites to engage in "grassroots lobbying or solicit support for a Member’s position."
CREW also asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to determine if Rep. Bachmann and other members violated House rules by failing to acquire a permit for the Nov. 5 rally and by falsely calling the event a "press conference," though no questions were asked by the media.
To be fair, questions were asked by the news media a few days later.
Fake news media, but still.
Tags: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Health Care, Michele Bachmann, Protesters, Tea Party