Even they are making fun of Obama's promise of transparency. Here is another campaign promise that will not happen...
As a senator, Barack Obama denounced the Bush administration for holding "secret energy meetings" with oil executives at the White House. - But last week public-interest groups were dismayed when his own administration rejected a Freedom of Information Act request for Secret Service logs showing the identities of coal executives who had visited the White House to discuss Obama's "clean coal" policies. One reason: the disclosure of such records might impinge on privileged "presidential communications." The refusal, approved by White House counsel Greg Craig's office, is the latest in a series of cases in which Obama officials have opted against public disclosure. Since Obama pledged on his first day in office to usher in a "new era" of openn
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