Lots of the people who voted for Oscar Leeser, expecting Hope and Change, must be kind of disappointed that he’s not a lot different than the previous administration, maintaining the curtain of obscurity that characterized the political decision-making process.
That way Obama is kind of like his predecessor, Ol’ Dubya.
UPDATE: According to this story from the Washington Examiner, the White House has rewritten the rules governing Freedom on Information Act requests.
The rewrite came in an April 15, 2009, memo from then-White House Counsel Greg Craig instructing the executive branch to let White House officials review any documents sought by FOIA requestors that involved “White House equities.”
That phrase is nowhere to be found in the FOIA, yet the Obama White House effectively amended the law to create a new exception to justify keeping public documents locked away from the public.
Don’t you know that Mayor Leeser wishes he had the authority. But the lack of legal authority never stopped the City’s administration before.
(Read more at the Washington Examiner.)