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?
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?
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I absolutely love this Tapper/Axelrod exchange.
As politics followers know, the latest Dim plot for the elections is to smear the US Chamber of Commerce because they're spending a lot of money on Pubbie ads for the mid-terms. So they've come up with baseless charges and are now demanding the CofCs disprove them.
Now, Jake Tapper could have asked ol' Axie if Obama was still beating his wife, which would be the perfect retort, but he actually went one better.
So Axie... are you saying Bambi has something to hide?
Entire transcript is here: Axelrod to US Chamber: What Are You Hiding That You Don’t Want the American People to See? - Political Punch
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