Originally posted by absolivious
You bet it was a political event
-political in the very truest sense of the word- wherein it was a lobbying effort pure and simple to ensure that Congress extends the Patriot Act to allow the various investigatory and prosecution agencies at all levels to continue to have access to all the information intelligence they can.
Every single member of the law enforcement community that was on that stage belonged that stage - John Moslow especially as president of the Association of Erie County Chiefs of Police.
The entire event was top-shelf, extremely well orchestrated and executed.
And if the current administration happened to have benefitted from the whole affair...Well then Hooray for "our side"!