Thursday, March 20, 2008

Much Ado About Nothing

I'm rooting for Obama. Let me get that across right now.

But isn't this whole passport thing a whole lot of drama for no good cause?

They accessed records of where he has BEEN, not where he is GOING. I don't see it as a great security risk. I don't see how this should be such a drastically bad thing when likely no attention would be given to your or me if our records were accessed for no good reason.

Reporters are saying that Obama should have received a direct call from Condi Rice about his records being accessed.


If they accessed the information, they had clearance to access it. If we have a problem with it, the problem should be that contractors were granted this sort of access to anyone and everyone across the country.

I had an ex that worked for PNC Mortgage back in the day. She walked out the door with photocopies of loan documents for one of Robert DeNiro's baby-mommas that he co-signed for. Hell, when the loan for Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance's home in the Los Angeles area came across my desk to purchase the loan for PNC Mortgage, I got a little starstruck (but never went so far as to carry documents home). Finding something like that leads you to occasionally punch in a famous person's name into the system to see if they are there. It's just curiosity.

That's likely what happened here.

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