Rall’s right: It’s fuggin’ creepy

Leftist editorial cartoonist and columnist Ted Rall says on his blog of his ’toon above:

First Obama’s transition team bogarted the official -.gov domain suffix to invent some wacky “change.gov” website. Then he invented a fake “Office of the President-Elect.” (Yes, federal law provides funds for the president-elect to rent an office. But that’s not an official government office.)

What else is he going to stage-manage?

Agreed. The fabrication of the “Office of the President-Elect” isn’t just audacious, it’s creepy. Team Obama says there’s only one president at a time, but then there is its “Office of the President-Elect” — an apparent shadow government (when the Repugnicans suggest shadow governments, liberals cringe) — replete with its own website, change.gov. Fine if the transition team wants a website, but Rall’s right; why a -.gov website when Obama hasn’t even taken office yet?

What Rall doesn’t mention, and which is at least mildly scary to me, is the massive amounts of personal information that Team Obama has gathered, over the course of several months, and continues to gather, on millions of Americans… Never before in the history of the United States has a president taken office who sits upon such a massive database of information about American citizens.

How might that information be used?

I suppose that we’re about to find out.

I am all for citizen participation, but shouldn’t there be some distance between the electorate and their elected officials? Can’t there be too much coziness?

Anyway, here I am worrying about our democracy when the “OBAMASTORE” is having a clearance sale! Yes, everything is up to 50% off!

Clearance Sale

Don’t worry — go buy something!

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