Three Cheers for Presidential Transparency

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Monday 7 September 2009 7:45 pm

threecheersDuring the campaign process I remember thinking so highly of Obama and his ability to go directly to the people for campaign funds. I also appreciated his desire to be honest about what he was doing and how he was going about doing it.

However, when Obama recently refused a request by to release the names of visitors to the White House, I was annoyed. To me, in order to protect the integrity of the country he represents, it is imperative that the President is above board in all of his dealings. Especially when the previous presidents have kept a fair amount of secrets and no one would know who might be influencing the nations top decision maker.

Fortunately, Obama reversed his earlier decision and is now releasing the lists of visitors sans those deemed important to protect in matters of public security. While this last part smacks of we won’t tell you if we don’t want to, at least it is a step in the right direction.

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