Monday, January 17, 2011

Miss America and Qaddafi Agree

This weekend the nation's first non-legal Miss America, future Gretchen Carlson replacement Terry Scanlon was crowned after playing "White Water Chopped Sticks" on piano and telling the audience that when it comes to the website Wikileaks, security should come before public access to government information.

...when it comes to the security of our nation, we have to focus on security first and then people's right to know

And she has good company in that regard, from governments everywhere. But notably in the form of Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi: ally of the ousted president, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, said he was "pained" by the fall of the Tunisian government. He claimed protesters had been led astray by WikiLeaks disclosures detailing the corruption in Ben Ali's family and his repressive regime.

And now Qaddafi is worried about his own dictatorial ass over the same things.

Oh, what an awful international crime Wiki-leaks must be, giving people a reason to overthrow dictators on their own initiative instead of having an outside country bomb them into submission. Making dictators mad and frightened, clearly they are worse than Stalin.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Raoul Paste said...

Another mama grizzly in the making.

StonyPillow said...

A juvenile homeschooled teabagger. How delightful. I forsee Regent University School of Law, followed by a Nebraska House seat. Prince Rebus better move fast.

DrDick said...

More of the much vaunted wisdom we have come to expect from beauty pageant contestants and Republican politicians.

pansypoo said...

pretty little fascist.

i call nose job!