The White House can't speak.
Has anyone noticed? The White House. located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., is an edifice made of brick & mortar that has been painted 'white'. It is a mute structure; it can't speak. Therefore, statements represented as coming from the White House, are either statements coming directly from the President or, indirectly from his authorized spokespeeps.
Are you with me so far?
Why should we be expected to believe any pronouncements that are veiled in anonymity as, 'the authoritative word being handed down, from the White House'? If the information being sent from 'on high' to the citizens of the United States - who by the way, are the sole owners of that edifice and have hired its occupants for a limited engagement - is indeed meant to be taken as 'official', then it should be in the form of an official document, signed by its originator.
Are you still with me?
What's the problem here? The problem is that old bugaboo, the issue of 'Transparency in Government'. There never seems to be any shyness about taking credit for 'successes'. But, there seems to be a great deal of reticence when it comes to attaching a name to statements or pronouncements whenever there is concern from 'on high', that the message is calculated to either generate controversy or worse, is likely not be received with overwhelming acceptance. Are we clear?
And so, as a natural-born citizen of the United States of America and part-owner of that edifice located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C., I have appointed myself as a Committee of One, to hereby demand that every official statement or pronouncement that emanates from 'The White House', be signed by the individual who sent it, accompanied by his or her official title. Thus, a name and title that indicates that individual's identity and official relationship to the President, will be established and made known to the public. Got that?
I don't think it is too much to ask that our elected officials and their appointees be required to publically stand behind their 'official' statements - all their statements, every single one. So please - no more anonymous proclamations, pronouncements or propaganda issued from, The White House. The White House can't speak - remember?
Attention, complicit Members of the Fourth Estate - that would be alla yez: Are you able to process the info above? If not, contact me at email@example.com and I'll 'splain it to you.
MORT KUFF © 10-15-2013