Exhibit A:

http://www.thewire.com

At first glance, Podesta signing on with the White House isn’t terribly suggestive. Having worked as chief of staff to President Clinton from 1998 to 2001 and as head of the Obama administration transition team after 2008, he’s no stranger to the executive branch.

That is, until you read this piece from Slate’s Dave Weigel. “Ever since he left the White House,” Weigel writes, Podesta has “wanted public disclosure of what we know about alien life.” Weigel points to a speech at the National Press Club in 2002, a clip of which is at right. “It’s time to find out what the truth really is, that’s out there,” Podesta says. “We ought to do it, quite frankly, because the American people really can handle the truth.”

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