Calling out waste, fraud and abuse should be seen as a positive act that strengthens government. Unfortunately, in the current climate, whistleblowers are seen as insubordinates for calling attention to failure.
Transparency is a necessary corrective to excessive government power, and what the WikiLeaks phenomenon adds to that effort is the ability to share information beyond the control of any one government's laws limiting it.
Forget CPAC. Never mind the DLC. Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) serves as the quintessential hub of examining where politics is headed in our tech-centric, increasingly mobile, socially connected 21st century.