Saturday, December 13, 2008


Obama says he is doing a probe to find out if any of his aides were in any way involved in the attempt to sell his senate seat. Regarding his openness to reporters the AP has this to say:
"Obama's staff has declined to respond to even basic questions, like who is conducting the probe, how long it will take, what issues are being explored and whether they are working with federal investigators. Obama has promised transparency throughout his service and to divulge contacts his staff has had with Blagojevich's office in the coming days. But his staff has locked down on inquiries in the meantime."
To me transparency means that you answer questions and share information Team Obama has an Orwellian take on the word. To them it seems to mean NO answering of questions and NO sharing of information. They seem to talk Blagojevich's language, "Shut the ef up and leave us alone."

Also this from Newsbusters, "A.B. Stoddard. The associate editor of "The Hill" offered up the strange excuse that death threats are preventing Rahm Emanuel from attending press conferences in the course of an MSNBC appearance this afternoon during which she also claimed that "President-elect Obama is taking steps to be as forthcoming and as open and as transparent as he promised he would be." "
Why not just be forthcoming? Why take steps to get there? I guess if you'd never been there you might have trouble finding the way.

A great comment I ran across on (link at left) from whitetop
"Change you can subpoena."

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