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O Finally Becomes Transparent And Officially Does Away With Transparency, Is That Clear?

President Obama has abolished the position in his White House dedicated to transparency and shunted those duties into the portfolio of a partisan ex-lobbyist who is openly antagonistic to the notion of disclosure by government and politicians.

Obama transferred “ethics czar” Norm Eisen to the Czech Republic to serve as U.S. ambassador. Some of Eisen’s duties will be handed to Domestic Policy Council member Steven Croley, but most of them, it appears, will shift over to the already-full docket of White House Counsel Bob Bauer.

Bauer is renowned as a “lawyer’s lawyer” and a legal expert. His resume, however, reads more “partisan advocate” than “good-government crusader.” Bauer came to the White House from the law firm Perkins Coie, where he represented John Kerry in 2004 and Obama during his campaign.

On his blog, Bauer derided the notion “that politicians and parties are pictured as forever trying to get away with something,” saying this was an idea for which “there is a market, its product cheaply manufactured and cheaply sold.” In other words — we keep too close an eye on our leaders.
O finally makes it clear…. transparency is more like cheaply manufactured  windows…

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One Response to “O Finally Becomes Transparent And Officially Does Away With Transparency, Is That Clear?”

  1. Bob Moody Says:

    Mr. Eveview, your best yet. You know, you’re Damn clever and Damn good writer! George Wills doesn’t have anything on you. … Loyal reader.

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