in the news conference yesterday.
So I'd like to see him personally see to it that these people are allowed to talk about at least some of what they went through with the elephant: 2 E-Mail Services Close and Destroy Data Rather Than Reveal Files. The extent and comprehensiveness of these kind of gag orders are unacceptable and very frightening. And people do not give up years of work and their way of making a living over minor threats.
Edit to add: there are more choice Obama quotes in the Times' Caucus blog live coverage of the conference, stuff like proving to Michelle that he washed the dishes. I must say that I am not impressed. I started thinking about how other presidents might be handling this. I envision others handling it more forcefully, not so "no drama," and with a lot more command and clarity about the issues. Then I thought: I don't know that if he could do so, that would be good or bad for us ordinary people. Maybe it's better in this instance that he's not very good at sounding like a leader. But then I also thought: if he's got such mediocre skills in this instance, what are his skills like controlling the massive security complex? All in all, very discomforting, Mr. President.