Obfuscation of the Day?
I don't get to say this nearly as often as I'd like, but this is really rich:
From Jake Tapper and Sunlen MillerI'm surprised the Clintons didn't use this reasoning when they were having to explain their questionable visitors when they resided at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Taking what officials call an "unprecedented" step in transparency, the White House released visitor logs today showing some popular names: William Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, R. Kelly, and Malik Shabazz visiting the White House.
But, no – those are not who you think they are, official say; these famous people never really visited the White House – these are other people with the same name.
"There’s an important lesson here as well," Norm Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform writes in a blog posting on the White House website, "This unprecedented level of transparency can sometimes be confusing rather than providing clear information. A lot of people visit the White House, up to 100,000 each month, with many of those folks coming to tour the buildings. Given this large amount of data, the records we are publishing today include a few "false positives" – names that make you think of a well-known person, but are actually someone else."