First, who is David Axelrod? Enquiring minds want to know. Sooo, I looked him up. David Axelrod is Senior Advisor to President Barack H. Obama. Prior to that, he served as Senior Advisor to the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition and Senior Strategist to Barack Obama’s campaign for the presidency. In 2004, when President Obama was a member of the Illinois State Senate, Axelrod helped him defeat a primary field of six other Democrats and go on to a landslide win in his U.S. Senate campaign. Before entering politics in 1984, Axelrod spent eight years as a reporter for The Chicago Tribune, where he covered national, state, and local politics. In 1981, he became the youngest political writer and columnist in the paper’s history. He also served as the Tribune’s City Hall bureau chief.
Next, what did he say? Somebody named Jake Tapper was interviewing him and David Axelrod was mad because he thinks somebody is keeping stuff secret from him:
TAPPER: But what do you say to people who argue you are demonizing an organization for a charge that nobody knows if it’s true or not?
AXELROD: Well I’m not demonizing the Chamber of Commerce. I’m simply suggesting to them that they disclose the source of the $75 million that they are spending in campaigns and put to rest, put to rest the questions that have been, that have been raised.
TAPPER: Isn’t that like the whackjobs that tell the president he needs to show them his full long-form birth certificate so he can put to rest the questions that have been raised?
AXELROD: The president’s birth certificate has been available to people.
TAPPER: The long form? [Notice here how Axelrod ignores the question!!! – Squeeky]
AXELROD: Someone once in the course of this debate about whether we should have a law to force these organizations to disclose where they’re money is coming from in the campaigns, someone said, and I think they’re right – “the only people who want to keep things secret are folks who have something to hide.” If the Chamber doesn’t have anything to hide about these contributions, and I take them at their word that they don’t, then why not disclose? Why not let people see where their money is coming from?
This was also on gretawire yesterday, but I am linking the original thing so you can see what the linky thing is called: “what-are-you-hiding-that-you-dont-want-the-american-people-to-see”
Now did you get that??? When Axelrod has suspicions, about a “charge that nobody knows if it’s true or not? or when “questions have been raised”, Axelrod expects an answer so the suspicions or questions can be “put to rest.”
So whycome is it, when over the half the country either thinks Obama is from KENYA, or is not sure where he is from, we don’t get anything for over 810+ days from Obama???? Plus, notice how Axelrod skipped past anwering the “long form” question?
Oh wait, we did get a PICTURE of a Birth Certificate, back on July 13, 2008, but we all know for sure this question sure hasn’t been put to rest. And all it takes is one little teeny weeny piece of paper.
Hmmmm, what was that Axelrod said??? Answer: “the only people who want to keep things secret are folks who have something to hide.”
I believe him.