Posted Jul 10th 2010 at 7:47 am in
There are many who argue that President Obama has (repeatedly) broken his promise to bring transparency and openness to the White House. In literal terms, however, Obama may not have actually broken that specific promise (as opposed to all the others he has broken), it’s just that people may not have understood what Obama meant by transparency and openness.
For example, President Obama’s ”openness and transparency” is really open and transparent if you break it down into three categories:
Category One: Everything’s in the open, you’re just looking in all the wrong places
An example of this would be the current flap over White House staffers meeting with lobbyists. Obama’s staffers are meeting with lobbyists in the open, it just happens to be away from the White House—at Starbucks. You see, it’s not the President’s fault the press corp doesn’t follow White House staff to get a cup of coffee. Why wouldn’t the press think his staff would meet with lobbyists in the open over cups of iced mocha frappuccinos?
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