White House Visitors

(From Gary Bauer) Some months ago, we told you that a leftwing group had filed a lawsuit seeking access to White House records and Secret Service visitor logs, specifically seeking to find out how many times James Dobson, Jerry Falwell and I had met with President Bush and his top advisors. The implication was clear: that our democracy is seriously undermined when Christians speak with the president!

[On Monday], a federal judge ruled in the group’s favor, evidently accepting the argument that it is in the best interests of the nation to know whether Christians – gasp! -- are being let into the White House. Would they care if the president met with Reverend Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson?

If this applies to White House visits, should it not also apply to those who visit U.S. House and Senate offices?