Billy Cox of the Herald-Tribune posted a good article on February 16, 2015 entitled “Twick or Tweet!” See it http://devoid.blogs.heraldtribune.com/15188/twick-or-tweet/#comment-292792
Good article. On November 12th, 2014, American University hosted the UFO event at which Leslie Kean, Dr. Richard Haines, Colonel Charles Halt and Tom Carey were the panelists.
I was more than a professor who taught a UFO Honors course, I produced the entire event. What is not known is that through Leslie, I was introduced to John Podesta and spoke repeatedly to his executive assistant beginning February, 2014, ten months before the event.
No one knew this except Leslie and the powers that be at AU, but in the Fall 2014, John agreed to be the Key Note surprise guest speaker to open the Nov. 12th panel presentation/discussion in the AU Abramson Recital Hall. Two weeks before the event because of travel, he had to change his participation from an actual appearance to a 5-8 minute videotape message on the need for disclosure and government transparency. Three days before the event, he cancelled. Frankly, I told the admins at AU and Leslie months before that I was expecting him to cancel. Why? Because there is too much at stake for him, and those he is associated with at the White House in the Obama administration.
In 2002 at a 2002 press conference organized by the Coalition for Freedom of Information, John Podesta spoke about the importance of disclosing government UFO investigations to the public. John Podesta wrote the Foreword for Leslie Kean in her remarkable book UFOs: GENERALS, PILOTS, AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS GO ON RECORD. Both times, it was a big step, and Mr. Podesta took a big risk because of the stigma placed upon anyone who speaks out encouraging transparency, more research and a greater openness in the UFO/UAP debate. Leslie was very fortunate, and was very smart, in securing John Podesta to write that Foreword. The stature and quality of Leslie Kean’s book was well deserved. But that was then, this is now.
On Friday the 13th, February 2015, John Podesta posted: https://twitter.com/Podesta44/status/566279431505731584
I am not sure in the near future if John Podesta will speak again as he did in the Foreword and a status that has been attributed to him since 2002. There are too many political chips in the pot to do it. That happened on November 12th at AU on a carefully designed and orchestrated conference that I controlled at every level.
I admire Mr. Podesta for speaking out to date, but the stakes are much higher now. There is so much polarization, waiting in the extremes of a bi-polar stance, not knowing knowing the outcome like Lady Justice holding a sword in one hand and a balance in the other. It becomes a question of whose definition of balance it is. And who defines the boundaries.
I doubt if we will ever have disclosure and government transparency because there is too much at stake for people in power, not just people in the public mainstream, but powerful people behind the scenes. If it happens, it will be at the grass roots level until it can no longer be ignored.