Cover Up

President Obama said he knew nothing about Fast and Furious until he heard a news report. Now he is claiming executive privilege rather than turn over documents related to the scandal, in which one U.S. border control agent died, as well as an untold number of Mexicans. So obviously the first claim was a lie.

Conventional wisdom says that the cover-up is always worse than the crime, but the administration has apparently made a calculation that it it is better to engage in a high-stakes constitutional fight before the election than to simply tell the truth. The question, then, is what is so damaging to the president that he feels compelled to cover it up? Or is all this simply some political misdirection to keep our minds off the economy?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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