Andrew Malcolm wrote in Los Angeles Times reported Barack Obama was elected commander-in-chief promising to run the most transparent presidential administration in American history.
That was to get elected.This achievement and the overall promise of his historic administration caused the National Newspaper Publishers Assn. to name him "Newsmaker of the Year."
If he had been white would they have given him the award?The president is to receive the award from the federation of black community newspapers in a White House ceremony this afternoon. The Obama White House has closed the press award ceremony to the press.
That'd transparency for you.From the president's official schedule:
"Later in the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will attend a reception with the National Newspaper Publisher Association in the State Dining Room, where they will be presented the Newsmaker of the Year award. This event is closed press."Maybe they'll let the newspaper people pass the award through the fence.
I just hope they don't make them use the servant's entrance.Warner Todd Huston wrote in Stop The ACLU Well, I guess this is par for the course, at least. After all, Obama had a “bi-partisan” stimulus bill that was closed to one of the parties. So, he’s used to doing things that are closed to one group or another. So much for “transparency,” though.