Originally Posted by ragingclue
Nixon, you must understand that it comes with the job, right? No President has ever had his private exploits be safe. There is always one side of the aisle slinging mud and digging for every shred of deceit or half-truth. Most politicians understand that when they choose to make it a career. .
And you must also realize that ALL Presidents act to protect their private lives from prying eyes, because their opponents twist and distort their private lives. (You do remember McCain being attacked with flyers talking about his "black baby" making it sound like a scandal, right?) So Obama is doing nothing unusual in refusing to release a single additional piece of personal information about himself than is lawfully required.