Carol Platt Liebau
Refusing to answer legitimate questions about which government lawyers now at the DOJ once represented inmates at Guantanamo Bay, a Justice spokesman characterizes the inquiries as an attempt to "drag people's names through the mud."

Interesting.  If those lawyers -- and the Justice Department -- aren't ashamed of their service, why won't they name them?  What makes revealing one's clients tantamount to a trip "through the mud" (unless the clients themselves are, to hold the metaphor, pigs)?

I take from all this that the Obama Justice Department -- and the left -- is setting a precedent, so that if future Republican departments care to hire lawyers who have previously represented everything from pro-lifers to homeschoolers to pro-religion groups, they need not disclose their names or their previous associations.

Oh, wait -- that's different.  And that's because, for much of the left, some of these folks are actually deemed more dangerous than terrorists. Just ask Janet Napolitano.

Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.


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