He retweeted this shortly thereafter.

It wouldn’t be the first time that Obama has played this game.

It seems that Obama supported Shield legislation before he became president, and then chose not to push for it once in the White House. Now, it appears that he is campaigning for it again on the heels of widespread outrage over the Department of Justice’s seizing of records from AP, James Rosen and others.

In other words:

Flip.

Flop.

Flip.

Others aren’t convinced that a Shield law is the answer: