Mr. Obama, under siege by a video-a-day expose that was exposing the Democratic Party to an avalanche of consequences (ACORN defunded in the House and Senate, ACORN delinked from the census, etc.), needed advice from the last president to navigate through a major political scandal.
On this day, neither the president or the former president, nor the media knew how many more videos were coming.
The next day, Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta, the Democratic Party's top fix-it guy with control over much of the left's well-funded vast attack machinery (think George Soros, the Tides Foundation, et al.), was among a small advisory group placed in charge of investigating the matter.
With the mainstream media continuing to ignore the evidence on the tapes, Mr. Podesta is now clearly in charge of feeding them information about his well-structured investigation into the investigators. The ACORN internal probe is a "war room" aimed at destroying the messengers and is not meant to clean up major corruption.
Since Mr. Podesta was appointed to investigate ACORN, the only thing investigated has been the investigators, Mr. O'Keefe, Ms. Giles and the publisher of the journalism behind it, yours truly.
A government that uses its resources to eliminate its political enemies is a danger to everyone. The use of these thug tactics discredits the legitimacy of the government. With a media devoted to protecting it at all costs, how can people even be made aware of what's happening.
Corruption is a result of centralization of power. Until the federal government is forced to return power to the states, this problem will continue to get worse.
The administration is transparent all right. It's easy to see who's pulling the puppet strings. But these people will not give up their power easily.