Monday, February 8, 2010

Kit Bond Vs. The White House

I've certainly had my issues with Kit Bond in the past, as long-time readers know well. However, every now and then he knocks the ball out of the park. The recent release of top secret intelligence by the White House that the Undie Bomber is talking is one of those times. Chris Stigall has a terrific summary of the situation:

Apparently, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs tried to take Bond down a notch for getting riled up about this release of information, but Bond is having none of it:

From the Urban Dictionary:

pwned – A corruption of the word “Owned.” This originated in an online game called Warcraft, where a map designer misspelled “owned.” When the computer beat a player, it was supposed to say, so-and-so “has been owned.”

Instead, it said, so-and-so “has been pwned.”

This week, Missouri’s Senator Kit Bond massively pwned Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

Last week, Gibbs revealed in a press conference that the FBI had been receiving more cooperation from The Christmas Pantybomber (Umar Farouq) Abdulmutallab. Senator Bond is the ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee and received this information from FBI leadership. According to Bond, the FBI instructed the committee to not disclose Abulmutallab’s cooperation. But Gibbs did just that.

Yesterday, Bond discussed his exchange with Gibbs on St. Louis radio station KMOX.

Bond, on the Mark Reardon Show on KMOX, called Gibbs a “clown” and said it’s the White House that should apologize because the F.B.I. told everyone to keep the information quiet.

“They said it is absolutely critical that this information not come out because it will hamper our ability to follow up on all the leads the underpants man (Umar Abdulmutallab) gave us on the terror activity being planned in Yemen.” said Bond.

When asked where Bond thought the information originated he told KMOX it had to have come from the White House.

Bond has sent a letter to the President outlining his concerns. He has not received a reply from the president.

Press Secretary Gibbs has proposed a debate with Senator Bond. Bond told KMOX “I don’t debate Press Secretaries.”

That’s gonna leave a mark. Pwned.

Whoa! Pwned is right! Sweet. Nicely done, Mr. Bond. Keep at it, and make this an unforgettable issue. It's the defense of the American people; it deserves nothing less.

I should go ahead and take a moment to point out (yet again) how the White House considers its own political gain to be paramount in comparison to the safety and defense of the American people.

For those of you who want another change already, the election is on Tuesday, November 2nd. Mark your calendars.

There's my two cents.

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