The Daily Show Defense
In a bizarre argument worthy of – dare we say it? – their GOP predecessors, Obama administration lawyers are arguing against disclosing details of a Dick Cheney FBI interview about the Valerie Plame CIA leak, saying secrecy is needed in such investigations to protect officials from political opposition or late-night ridicule. Nation, can you believe it?
Justice Department attorney Jeffrey Smith: "I don't want a future vice president to
say, 'I'm not going to cooperate with you because I don't want to be
fodder for 'The Daily Show.'"