Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Government Transparency Is Becoming a Joke | Gene Healy | Cato Institute: Commentary
Government Transparency Is Becoming a Joke | Gene Healy | Cato Institute: Commentary:
"In April 2010, when then-press secretary Robert Gibbs announced that "this is the most transparent administration in the history of our country," Politico reported that "laughter broke out in the briefing room."
For those of us with a mordant sense of humor, the Obama administration's record on transparency is comedy gold. In his letter last week formally requesting that President Obama invoke executive privilege in the Fast and Furious scandal, Attorney General Eric Holder fretted that turning over documents sought by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee raised "substantial separation of powers concerns" and could "create an imbalance in the relationship between these two co-equal branches of government.""
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