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Transparency Groups Disappointed with Obama

Journalists, transparency organizations, and government staffers met at the Washington College of Law (WCL) at American University last Thursday to discuss where, how, and why President Barack Obama has fallen short in his stated goal of reforming the federal government’s secretive ways.

The WCL Collaboration on Government Secrecy, headed by law professor and former Department of Justice Office of Information and Privacy director Dan Metcalfe, hosted the event. It is the group’s fifth assessment so far of transparency in the Obama administration.

“We had a good time the first year, and then the following three years we had an annual assessment,” Metcalfe said. “And that’s when the disappointment began to set in.”

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  • Sevo||

    "to discuss where,"
    Everywhere

    "how,"
    By being a lying piece of shit

    "and why"
    Because he can and his sycophants don't care.

    "... President Barack Obama has fallen short in his stated goal of reforming the federal government’s secretive ways."

  • HellsBells||

    “We had a good time the first year, and then the following three years we had an annual assessment,” Metcalfe said. “And that’s when the disappointment began to set in.”

    Yes, the first year was spent handing over info from the previous administrations and meaningless paperwork from the changeover.

  • Sevo||

    But ya know? He's still sooooo DREAMY!

  • Free Society||

    Now that you mention, I'm getting a chill up my leg.

  • C. S. P. Schofield||

    If the "Transparency Groups" aren't ready to call for impeachment, they're being to easy on the sonofabitch.

  • Sevo||

    See comment 9:19PM.
    You think they have any real desire for results? Why intent will do just fine, so long as he smiles at them.

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