I hesitate to post, but alas I must. To me (meaning my opinion), the host exhibited a clear propensity to give the Obama administration a strong benefit of the doubt despite the evidence presented. Leading questions were the norm, all but begging for the desired answer (i.e. Obama and his administration surely will break thousand of years of precedents, and not act like every other government in recorded history).
I understand the previous administration left a bad taste, but that is not a reason to lessen our mistrust for politicians who say one thing and do another.
Finally, I’m not so much interested in comparisons to what was an egregious situation, and being content with marginal improvements. At some point we must hold to a higher standard than was set by the Bush administration, and not just in matters of science, but (gasp!) across the board.