Government's Breathtaking Disdain for Us – UPDATED

This kills me!:

The Interior Department’s inspector general says the White House edited a drilling safety report in a way that made it falsely appear that scientists and experts supported the idea of the administration’s six-month ban on new drilling.

The inspector general says the editing changes resulted “in the implication that the moratorium recommendation had been peer reviewed.” But it hadn’t been. The scientists were only asked to review new safety measures for offshore drilling.

“There was no intent to mislead the public,” said Kendra Barkoff, a spokeswoman for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who also recommended in the May 27 safety report that a moratorium be placed on deepwater oil and gas exploration. “The decision to impose a temporary moratorium on deepwater drilling was made by the secretary, following consultation with colleagues including the White House.”

Emphasis mine. “There was no intent to mislead the public.”

Read what Inspector General says, again:…the White House edited a drilling safety report in a way that made it falsely appear that scientists and experts supported the idea of the administration’s six-month ban on new drilling.

But no intent to mislead. What Kendra Barkoff–spokeswoman for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar–really meant to say was, “there was every intent to mislead the public.”

Because there was a crisis, and they couldn’t let it go to waste, you know, when they hate drilling and oil as much as they do.

So, the Inspector General–who has not yet been fired for doing his job–says the White House distorted a drilling safety report.

Why distort something unless your intent is to mislead?

They insult the intelligence they were given the privilege to “lead.” They insult the intelligence of five year-olds.

Such disdain they exhibit, for the citizenry. Breathtaking, unconscionable disdain.

It’s disgusting.

Ed Morrissey was on it way before me!.

This video is relevant, too

UPDATE: If all of that made you angry, take that energy and bring it here!

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